The Western Cape welcomes the first ever Child Protection Commissioner “As the Commissioner, I will work tirelessly to ensure that the whole of government and society understand and fulfill their responsibilities to children, starting with listening to children and families about their priorities.’ Christina Nomdo The CPC is pleased to announce that after a 16-year
What will happen to thousands of abandoned Children in South Africa? Abandoned, orphaned and adoptable children need families, not institutions, to empower them. The Children’s Amendment Bill of 2019 must be withdrawn and reworked. Stated by Debbie Wybrow, who shares the feelings of the Western Cape Child Protection Collaborative The National Department of Social Development’s
Children get the opportunity to speak about their thoughts regarding nominations of persons to be appointed as the Western Cape Commissioner for children
Addressing the scourge of child murders in the Western Cape The People’s Commission of inquiry into child safety in the Western Cape was initiated by Prof Valdi Van Reenen Leroux, Executive Director of the Cape Town Trauma Centre (Full report at the end) The Child Protection Collaborative has been involved in facilitating community engagement throughout
More than just kissing babies at election time MAY 2019, Press release By Prof Eric Atmore and Jessica Blom Early childhood development (ECD) is universally recognised for its concern with the most important foundation years of life, focussing on the holistic development of the young child’s potential. It is during the first six years of
On 13 October 2017 60 people representing various communities and organisations came together at the Lelieblom Child and Youth Care Centre to learn how to present a written submission to the public participation process with regards to the draft Bill on the Commissioner for Children.