Safe Schools Call Centre | Western Cape Government

Safe Schools Call Centre


The WCED has established a Safe Schools Call Centre as part of the Safe Schools Programme.

Educators, learners and parents can call the toll-free number to report violence, abuse, alcohol and drug abuse, vandalism and/or complaints regarding corruption in schools.

The Call Centre also provides information on:

  • abortion
  • alcoholism
  • drug abuse
  • HIV/Aids
  • racism
  • pregnancy.

The Centre's staff are able to provide initial on-line counselling for callers who need help. If further assistance is required callers are referred to experts.


The Call Centre's toll-free number is 0800 45 46 47.

This toll-free line operates from Mondays to Fridays between 8:00 and 19:30. Weekend calls are recorded and responded to on Monday mornings.

The Call Centre's operators can assist callers in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Provided by:
Government Body: (Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 30 March 2022