Child Protection Resources

 

National Child Protection Week is commemorated in South Africa to raise awareness of the rights of children, this year it takes place from the 25th May to the 1st June.  A green ribbon symbolizes the support and awareness of Child Protection.  We encourage you to partner with us and wear your green ribbon for the above dates

Living Hope is dedicating the month of May to Child Protection and bringing awareness and education to schools, churches, parents and to the community
WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE?

Below are some helpful resources of orgonizations which work in protecting and helping and advocating for children, please feel free to share these as we work together in protecting our children of the future:

1. WHERE CAN ONE REPORT ABUSE?

* DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
The Department of Social Development ensures that a comprehensive network of social development services is provided to enable and empower the poor, vulnerable and those with special needs. They also offer after hours services and placements for children in crisis situations
Cape Town Office Tel: 021 481 9719 or a/h: 071 815 0920 or tollfree: 0800 60 10 11
Southern Suburbs Office Tel: 021 763 6236 or a/h 078 883 7012
Website

* FALSE BAY HOSPITAL
False Bay Hospital offers emergency care and assessment of any case of child rape or abuse.  They also are a referral to appropriate services at Red Cross Hospital and Victoria Hospital for forensic examination, offer counselling of children/affected family members and obligatory reporting to Child Protection Unit
Tel: 021 782 1121
Website

* SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES
South African Police Services are available for report cases of child abuse
Emergency line: 10111
SAPS Ocean View tel: 021 783 8306
SAPS Fish Hoek tel: 021 782 6289
SAPS Muizenberg tel: 021 787 9000
SAPS Cape Town tel: 021 467 8037
Website

 2. COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR ABUSED

* ACVV SOMERSET WEST
ACVV provides psycho social welfare services to children and their families in Chris Nissen Park, Garden Village, Helderzight, Firgrove, Faure, Central Somerset West, Victoria Park and Pinkster Park
Tel: 021 852 2103
Website

 * CAFDA
CAFDA’s role is to serve the Cape Flats community through restorative support for the entire family and to create educational and social opportunities for the community.
Tel: 021 706 2050
Website

* CHILD WELFARE SOCIETY
The Child Welfare Society ensures the survival and protection of children at risk. Helping children in crisis situations like abuse, substance abuse, severe neglect, poverty and crime
Tel: 021 638 3127
Email: information@helpkids.org.za
Website

* CHILD CARE INFORMATION CENTRE
The Child Care Information Centre handle queries on all matters relation to child care from health t education, child abuse to parent support groups
Tel: 021 689 1519
Address: Red Cross Childrens Hospital, 46 Sawkins Road, Ronderbosch

* CHILD LINE
Child Line offer individual counselling for children
Tel: 0800 55555
Email: admin@childlinesa.org.za
Website

 * NICRO
Nicro are a youth rehabilitation, national institute for crime prevention.
Tel: 021 462 0017
Email: info@nicro.co.za
Website

 *OCEAN VIEW TRAUMA CENTRE
Ocean View Trauma Centre offer debriefing and short term counselling for victims of crime.
Tel: 076 290 7099
Email: clmswart@gmail.com

* OPEN DOOR IN OCEAN VIEW & MASIPHUMELELE
Open Door offer social work/statutory services and counselling.
Tel: 021 712 2330
Website

* RAPCAN
Rapcan work to precent child abuse. They run awareness raising workshops and a counseling and referral system for both children and families and for adult survivors of incest and child abuse
Tel: 021 448 9034/5
Address: No 28 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Website

UCT CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC
UCT Child Guidance Clinic offer counselling for families of children with emotional and behavioural problems. Scholastic and developmental assessments are also carried help
Tel: 021 650 3901
Email: cgcnl@protem.uct.ac
Website

3. PLACES OF SAFETY/FOSTER HOMES

 * ACVV BRIGHTLIGHTS
ACVV manages a drop in centre for destitute children in the Helderberg basin
Tel: 021 851 2414
Email: acvvbrightlight@telkomsa.net
Website

* HOME FROM HOME
Home from Home offer foster homes throughout the City
Tel: 021 761 1581
Website

 * IMMANUEL’S HAVEN
Immanuel’s Haven provides a place of protection and love, especially for abused, neglected, abandoned and hurt children
Tel: 021 200 0757
Email: info@immanuels-haven.org
Website

 * L’ABRIE DE DIEU
L’Abrie de Dieu is a place of refuge for physically, emotionally and sexually abused women and their children including pregnant women in crisis.
Tel: 021 883 2574
Website

* RAINBOW OF HOPE
Rainbow of Hope is a place of safety for abandoned and abused children
Tel: 021 591 6610
Email: rainbowhouse11@telkomsa.net
Website

 * ST FRNACIS OUTREACH TRUST
St Francis Outreach Trust offer foster home in Masiphumelele
Tel: 021 786 5487
Website

* TEREO PROJECT – SOMERSET WEST
Tereo Project offer a place of safety
Tel: 021 851 4005
Website

* UTHANDO LENKOSI – DIEP RIVER
UThando leKosi offer a place of safety
Tel: 021 713 4342
Website

* VILLGE CARE CENTRE – LAVENDER HILL
Village Care Centre offer a Safe House for emergency placements for children for up to 48 hours
Tel: 021 701 8840
Email: lynette@villagecc.co.za

4. CHILD PROTECTION/PREVENTION ORGANIZATIONS

* LIVNG HOPE
Living Hope Serves as an advocate for children in the communities in which it works. A priority of all staff , partners and volunteers is the protection, safety, well being and holistic development of children
Tel: 021 784 2800
Website

*BEAUTIFUL GATE
Beautiful Gate provide care and support to vulnerable children and families
TEl: 021 370 2500
Email: support@beautifulgate.org
Website

4.1 DISABILITY

* SINETHEMBA SPECIAL CARE
Sinethemba Special Care support rehabilitation for disabilities awareness support for families, social worker
Tel: 021 785 5389
Email: fhknw@telkomsa.net

4.2 FAMILY SUPPORT/FOSTER CARE

*ARISE CHLDRENS MINISTRIES IN HEIDEVELD
Arise Children’s Ministries promote and support and adoption and foster care for children without families and we provide quality support through community organisation partnerships.
Tel: 021 633 4320
Website

 4.3 HUMAN TRAFFICKING

*S-CAPE
S-Cape are a Human Trafficking prevention group who empower those most vulnerable for human trafficking with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their children
Email: miryam@justiceacts.org
Website

4.4 PORNOGRAPHY

* STANDING TOGETHER TO OPPOSE PORNOGRAPHY (S.T.O.P)
S.T.O.P  promotes a society in which children are nurtured in an environment of sound family values and in which women and children in particular are protected from sexual crime, sexual exploitation, abuse and violence in accordance with their constitutional rights
Tel: 021 715 3216
Fax: 086 696 008
Email: stop@stop.org.za
Website

*K9 WEB PROTECTION
K9 Web Protection is easy-to-use Parental Control and Internet filtering software that helps parents protect their children online
Download the free software and protect your children
Website

4.5 PREGNANCY

*HOPE 4 BABIES
Hope 4 Babies offer counselling intervention for women with unwanted pregnancies, support for new mothers, abandoned babies, 24 hour drop box
Tel: 076 116 5403
Email: counselling@kingofkings.org.za

*PREGNANCY HELPL CENTRE
Pregnancy Helpline Centre provides free pregnancy tests and counseling
Tel: 021 447 3630
Address: Jubilee Community Church, 21 Nelson Road, Observatory

4.6  PROSTITUTION

*STRAATWERK – PAROW HEADOFFICE
Straatwerk offer information and ministry concerning prostitution
Tel: 021 930 8055
Website

4.7 SUBSTANCE ABUSE

 *PARKWOOD CLINIC DRUG CENTRE
Parkwood Clinic Drug Centre offers counselling and rehabilitation for children abusing substances
Tel: 021 705 0103/4
Email: cindychessne.williams@capetown.gov.za

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