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The Western Cape Commissioner for Children must protect and promote the rights, needs and interests of children in the province by working with the departments of Education, Health, Social Development as well as Cultural Affairs and Sport. 

The Commissioner for Children is an independent institution from government and reports to Provincial Parliament on activities, functions and progress on objectives.

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Monitor

The impact of government services, policies and laws on children and points out negative impacts.

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Investigate

The impact of government services, policies and laws on children and points out negative impacts.

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Research

The impact of government services, policies and laws on children and points out negative impacts.

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Educate

The impact of government services, policies and laws on children and points out negative impacts.

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Lobby

The impact of government services, policies and laws on children and points out negative impacts.

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Advise

The impact of government services, policies and laws on children and points out negative impacts.

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Recommend

The impact of government services, policies and laws on children and points out negative impacts.

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Engage

All children need to be involved in the work of the Commissioner and be able to inform her of their rights, needs and interests.