The Child Welfare Act Amendment Act 1952 (Act no. 1952/016 (1 Eliz. II No.16)) was An Act to amend the Child Welfare Act, 1947-1950'. It was passed and commenced on 7 November 1952. The amendment decreed that before declaring a child destitute, the court must be satisfied that all available proceedings have been taken to obtain an order against near relatives for contributions.