CHILD PROTECTION IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
21 May 2020
Every child in South Africa has the right to be kept safe from abuse, neglect, exploitation and any other kind of harm that puts them at risk.
Families, individuals and local communities can play a huge part in protecting children – it’s EVERYONE’S responsibility.
This Child Protection Week, we are excited to join with the Department of Social Development in launching our new child-friendly booklet. Developed in collaboration with Dlalanathi: play with us, Family for Every Child, Jelly Beanz and Singakwenza, the booklet aims to support positive interactions between adults and children during COVID-19 and beyond. It contains information about child protection and safety, strategies for coping with stress and worry, fun activities for children and contact details for key resources where help can be accessed. During the course of this week, we will be sharing resources and tips from the booklet. Download a full copy here
Join us this week and going forward in supporting families and communities to keep children safe.
GBV Command Centre: 0800 428 428 to speak to a social worker for assistance and counselling or *120*7867# for a call back
Childline South Africa: 0800 055 555
Child Welfare South Africa: 0861 424 453 / 011 452-4110