National Child Protection Week

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National Child Protection Week

May 26 - Jun 2

To raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and Children’s Act (Act No. 38 of 2005).

The campaign is led by the Department of Social Development in partnership with key government departments and civil society organisations rendering child protection services, “Let us all protect children during COVID-19 and beyond”.

All South Africans are called upon to support Child Protection Week by ensuring that the most vulnerable in our society do not suffer abuse. It is in our hands to stop the cycle of neglect, abuse, violence and exploitation of children.

Get help

The Department of Social Development has pilot a 24-hour call centre dedicated to provide support and counselling to victims of gender-based violence:

The toll-free number to call is 0800 428 428 (0800 GBV GBV) to speak to a social worker for assistance and counselling. Callers can also request a social worker from the Command Centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from any cell phone.

24-hour Call Centre : Support and Counselling to Victims of Gender-based Violence

Toll-free number to speak to a social worker for assistance and counselling : 0800 428 428 (0800 GBV GBV).

Callers can also request a social worker from the Command Centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from any cell phone.

Youth can also get help at:

Childline South Africa: 0800 055 555

Child Welfare South Africa: 0861 4 CHILD (24453) / 011 452-4110 / e-mail: info@childwelfaresa.org.za

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Start:
May 26
End:
Jun 2
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