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The decision to adopt is life changing for both the respective parents and the child. Whether you're battling with infertility or simply have a desire to expand your family, adoption might be the right decision for you. 
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.
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.
Foster care Children are placed in foster care for different reasons, which include abuse, deliberate neglect and exploitation. Foster care is a form of alternative care for a child who, as a result of a court order, is in the care of a person who is...
Giving a child up for adoption isn’t always easy, the decision requires a lot of thought to ensure that it will be in the best interest of the child. Child protection organisations and the Department of Social Development will provide guidance and...
Destitute children under the age of 18 years can obtain shelter at any number of shelters specifically for street children.Children who go to a shelter will be assessed by a social worker and an individual development plan will be drawn up with a strong...