Category Archives: Children

Know more about Child SA

Original article on | 28 March 2017 | Nosipho Mkhize THE Childline movement in South Africa was initiated in 1986 with the establishment of Childline KwaZulu-Natal after paediatric staff at Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal noted with concern the number of children attending clinics or hospitalised with non-accidental injury.  Children disclosed that they had no

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Child Welfare South Africa

The co-ordinating body for more than 260 affiliated child welfare societies, organisations and community outreach projects. It is the largest non-profit, non-governmental organisation in South Africa in the fields of child protection and child care and family development. Report neglect or abuse of a child: 0861 4 CHILD (24453) National: (011) 452-4110 E-mail: Website:

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Police Child Protection Units

 The SA Police Service’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit Special police units investigate violent crimes against children and offer specialised services to child victims of crime. There are units around the country. Emergency number: 10111 Crime Stop: 08600 10111 Report cases of child abuse for police investigation: Website: FCS Unit

Children in crisis

Childline South Africa Assistance from trained counsellors for abused children, young people, and their families. Not-for-profit organisation. 24-hour toll-free helpline: 08000 55 555 Information, support and assistance to children and their families. Issues dealt with include physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, behavioural problems, legal advice and trafficking. Website: