Department of Social Development - Services: Child Care and Protection Programme
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The decision to adopt is life changing for both the respective parents and the child. Whether you're battling with infertility or simply have a desire to expand your family, adoption might be the right decision for you.
Children under the age of 18 years old, who are living and working on the streets, are urged to seek accommodation at child and youth care centres that provide specialised programmes and are registered with the Provincial Department of Social Development.
Overall Focus Social Development's Child Care and Protection Programme aims to safeguard and promote child well-being and build resilience of families and communities to care for and protect their children.
Foster care is the placement of child, who needs to be removed from the parental home, into the custody of a suitable family or person willing to be foster parents. This is done by order of the Children's Court. Children can be removed from their...
Giving up a child for adoption requires careful consideration of the following facts to ensure that it's in the best interest of the child. How the process works
Destitute children under the age of 18 years can obtain shelter at any number of shelters specifically for street children.Children who go to a shelter will be assessed by a social worker and an individual development plan will be drawn up with a strong...