Cape Town Child Welfare Society believes that we need community members to be vigilant in the protection of children, and to become involved should they feel that a child is ill treated and needs help.
When should you be concerned about a child?
- If the child is never allowed to leave the house.
- When the child has unexplained marks on his/her body.
- When a parent is walking under the influence with a baby on the street.
- When a parent is begging with children.
- When a parent is sitting at a shebeen with a child.
- When a child is in a park or on the street with no supervision.
What should you do?
- Contact your nearest welfare organisation.
- Contact your nearest police station.
- Contact 0800helpkids.
What information should you give?
- Be specific about the information you have and what your concerns are.
- Names, surnames and address of the child/children and parents.
- Your details in case more information is needed (you can indicate that you want to remain anonymous should you wish)