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130 officials graduate from intensive Child & Youth Care course

5 July 2018

The Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, handed over graduation certificates to 130 officials who completed an intensive one year Child & Youth Care course.

 

The course provided skills to 130 staff who work with children within the department’s Child & Youth Care Centres (CYCC).

 

CYCCs are a dynamic and enabling space for youth and children who are in conflict with the law or who are experiencing undue hardship from dysfunctional families or abuse. Referrals to CYCCs are facilitated through either the Child Justice Act of 2008 or the Children’s Act of 2005.

 

Armed with new skills, the graduates will continue to render critical services to children at our facilities.

 

The Child & Youth Care course is borne out of collaboration between the Department of Social Development (DSD), Hugenote Kollege and the Health & Welfare Sector Education Training Authority (HWSETA).

 

In line with continuously improving our services to children and child protection initiatives, the Department invested R3-million into this training initiative. DSD would like to congratulate all graduates on their achievement.

Media Enquiries: 

Sihle Ngobese

Spokesperson for Albert Fritz, Minister of Social Development

Western Cape Government

 

7th floor, 14 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, 8000

 

Tel : (021) 483 9217

Cell :  076 083 6543

Email : Sihle.Ngobese@westerncape.gov.za