ABOUT US

Child Welfare South Africa Roodepoort is a non-profit organisation which has been in operation since 1930.

The organisation renders services that is classified in the category of “the care and protection of children, care and support programs for families”.  
 

ABOUT US

Child Welfare South Africa Roodepoort is a non-profit organisation which has been in operation since 1930.

The organisation renders services that is classified in the category of “the care and protection of children, care and support programs for families”.  
 

OUR VISION

Contribute to a society that actively protects and promotes the well-being and rights of our children.

 

- Empowering children and communities since 1930 -

OUR MISSION

To create a safe and nurturing environment, that protects and promotes the well-being and rights of the children and their families, in the communities we serve.

OUR VALUES

We respect and value each other and thrive on our diverse networks. We respect and appreciate each and every donation, sponsorship and in-kind contribution, no matter how big or small.

Accountability

We take responsibility for using our limited resources efficiently and effectively. We pride ourselves on being accountable to government, donors, sponsors, supporters, partners and, most of all, the children and their families.

Respect

Collaboration

We encourage collaborations and partnerships with organisations in and around South Africa, to enhance the impact in the lives of the children we serve.

Integrity

We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and integrity and always act in the best interest of the children.

WHO DO WE HELP

We ensure that children from birth to 18 years of age receive social intervention services in line with the Children’s Act, Act No. 38 of 2005.  Our child protection services refer to any child who:

  • Is under 18 years of age.

  • Has no parents.

  • Has parent(s) or guardian(s) who cannot be traced.

  • Has been abandoned, or is without means of support.

  • Lives in circumstances likely to cause or be conducive to his or her seduction, abduction or sexual exploitation.

  • Lives in, or is, exposed to circumstances that may seriously harm the physical, mental or social well-being of the child.

  • Is in a state of physical or mental neglect.

  • Has been physically, emotionally or sexually abused or ill-treated by his or her parent(s), guardian(s), or other care-giver.

  • Is suffering from nutritional deficiency.

WHAT CAN WE DO

  • Children’s court enquiries.

  • Counselling to caregivers and children.

  • Placing children in places of safety and monitoring them.

  • Placing children in foster care and monitoring them.

  • Providing various skills development programmes such as:

    • Basic reading and writing skills workshops for children.

    • Establishing and maintaining food gardens for foster parents.

    • Community development programmes such as the candle-making project.

  • Supplying food parcels to the needy.

  • Supplying clothing and furniture to the needy.

  • Supplying children with Back-to-School packs.

  • Engaging in various fundraising activities and community awareness projects such as Child Protection Week, Youth Day Programmes, Anti-Rape and Anti-Drug Campaigns.

We abide by the principles defined and laid out in Section 28 of the South African Constitution, which states that EVERY CHILD has the RIGHT:

  • To a name and a nationality from birth.

  • To family care or parental care, or to appropriate alternative care when removed from the family environment.

  • To basic nutrition, shelter, basic healthcare services and social services.

  • To be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation.

  • To be protected from exploitative labour practices.

  • Not to be required or permitted to perform work or provide services that:

  • Are inappropriate for a person of that child’s age.

  • Place at risk the child’s well-being, education, physical or mental health or spiritual, moral or social development.

  • Not to be detained except as a measure of last resort, in which case, the child may be detained only for the shortest appropriate period of time, and has the right to be:

  • Kept separately from detained persons over the age of 18 years.

  • Treated in a manner, and kept in conditions that take account of the child’s age.

  • To have a legal practitioner assigned to the child by the state and at state expense, in civil proceedings affecting the child, if substantial injustice would otherwise result.

  • Not to be used directly in armed conflict, and to be protected in times of armed conflict.