Child Care and Protection Services | Western Cape Government

Child Care and Protection Services


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.



  • Public Education and prevention programmes, targeting children; parents; families and communities, with more focus on parental responsibilities and rights.
  • A range of programmes and services for children with risky behaviours e.g. safety and risk assessment services; therapeutic and psycho social services,  temporary safe care programmes; adolescent development; programmes for children with behavioural, psychological and emotional challenges, transitional care and support programmes for children about to exit alternative care; programmes for children that live and beg on the streets.
  • Statutory services - e.g. foster care programme, adoption  programme.
  • Programmes aimed at reunifying children, that had been placed in alternative placements, with their families or communities of origin.

For more information:

For further information contact:

Ms Ancilla Adonis
Tel: 021 483 4631


Ms Nomfanelo Hobongwana
Tel: 021 483 6135


Ms. Lynne Edwards
Tel: 021 483 2643


Ms. Madelene Junies
Tel: 021 483 0164


Ms. Sherene Lucas
Tel; 021 483 4021



Ms Esmarie Beukes
Tel: 021 483 6090


For foster care information contact:

Ms. Najwa Taliep
Tel: 021 483 5813

Postal Address:
Private Bag x 9112
Cape Town
Physical Address:
14 Queen Victoria Rd
Union House
Cape Town

Or contact or visit a local office near you.

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Government Body: (Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 4 November 2019