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A child and youth care centre is a facility for the provision of residential care to more than six children outside their family's environment in accordance with a residential care programme suited for the children in the facility.

This excludes:

  • A partial care facility.
  • A drop-in centre.
  • A boarding school.
  • A school hostel or other residential facility attached to a school.
  • A prison.
  • Any other establishment which is maintained mainly for the tuition or training of children other than an establishment which is maintained for children ordered by a court to receive tuition for training.

The centre provides services to 80 boys and girls between the ages of 0 and 18.

Location: Thornton, Cape Town, South Africa
Owned / Funded by / Endorsed by: (Western Cape Government)
Facility Category: Child and Youth Care Centres
Contact Information:
Street Address:

17A Matopo Road, Thornton

Postal Address:

PO Box 1195, Epping Industria, 7485

General Enquiries:
Telephone: 021 531 9487
Fax: 021 531 9887
Contact Notes:

Contact person: Charmaine Prince

The content on this page was last updated on 12 August 2021