Sunday 29 May marked the start of Child Protection Week, a time during which there is a special focus on issues facing young South Africans under the age of 18.

During the course of the week, awareness talks and advocacy events will be held across the country. The issue of child labour was highlighted as a specific area of concern.

In the event that you suspect child labour, abuse, neglect or exploitation of any kind, and want to report it, the following numbers may be helpful:

  • Department of Social Development’s 24-hour call centre: toll-free 0800 428 428, or dial the free number *120*7867# to request a social worker
  • Child Welfare South Africa: 0861 424453 or 011 452 4110
  • South African Police Service’s Crime Stop: 08600 10 111
  • SMS Crime Line: 32211

If you would like to help NGOs focusing on serving children in various areas, click on any of the links below to see how you can help:

Photo credit: Cotlands

2 responses to “Child Protection Week: 29 May – 5 June 2016”

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    Onkgopotse Seleka :

    Whilst there’s no official announcement on Child Protection Week for 2017, I’ve partenered with Career Expo Academy as Mfowethu Brotherhood Foundation to bring awareness to the people. We’re hosting a day’s celebration in Maraisburg, Florida and looking to partner with more organisations as government and agencies have all turned us down thus far. We’re committed to making this a lifestyle and not a hit and run type of event. Any ideas you can share? Thanks

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    Simphiwe Nhlabathi :

    Tshepo hope care and counselling centre is celebrating the event of child projection on the 4th of June 2016. we will be having a peace march and activities and awareness of child protection will be held at tsakane stadium

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