Child and Youth Care Centres
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.
1. Shelters, Children's Homes and Temporary Safe Care
Short-term accommodation for children in need of care and protection falls into three categories:
2. Social Workers, Social Professionals and Street Children
All children who seek accommodation at a shelter are assessed by a multi-disciplinary team who will develop an individual development plan.
3. Focus on Reunification
After assessing the child's situation, the social worker will assess whether it is in the best interest of the child to be reunified with his or her biological family, or in the community of origin. If the home situation seems too dangerous, the social worker may consider recommending that the child be taken to alternative placement.
These facility categories:
|Government Body:||(Western Cape Government)|