Child Care and Protection Programme

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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...
Consent for an adoption of a child ends the relationship between the biological parents and the child and the biological parents have no parental responsibilities or rights to the child. If the biological parents of the child are alive, they must both...
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...