CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES


CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES


CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES


CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES

Crisis intervention

Providing short term intervention within 24hrs to children in crisis.

Risk assessments

Identifying hazards and risk factors which could harm a child.

opening court inquires

Social workers conduct investigations in order to make a recommendation to the court to ensure the safety of children identified as being at risk.

Birth registrations

Assisting parents with birth registration.

Investigations

Social workers conduct investigations into the circumstances of the child/ren and his/her caregivers to determine whether statutory intervention is required. These investigations are also received as orders from the court.

Grant applications

We assist children and families, in need of financial assistance who meet the criteria in accordance with the Children’s Act 38 0f 2005, to apply for grants.

Family preservation

We provide family strengthening interventions when it has been determined that it is in the best interest of child/ren, to remain in the care of their parents.

Life Skills groups

We provide programs which are designed to increase resilience in children by showing them how to manage life’s risks and challenges in a manner which is not harmful to themselves or others.

Parenting skills groups

Equipping parents and foster parents with the skills they need to look after their child.

CONTACT CARE & MEDICATION

We provide mediation services to parents who are experiencing difficulties with co- parenting.

Local Adoption

We recruit, screen and train prospective parents to adopt abandoned or orphaned children.

Intercountry Adoption

We have a working agreement with the Australian Central Authority to facilitate intercountry adoptions between South Africa and Australia. All persons from Australia who wish to adopt a child from South Africa ( whether related or unrelated ) must contact the Dept of Social Services within Australia first at the following e-mail addresses:

ICAPrograms@dss.gov.au or info@intercountryadoption.gov.au

Adoption counselling

Counselling services to birth parents who wish to relinquish their children up for adoption

Post Adoption Services

We offer emotional support, available to new adoptive parents or to parents who have given up custody of a child

Reunification

Restoration of vulnerable families where this deemed to be in their best interests to be returned to the care of their parents

Care & mediation

We provide mediation services to parents who are experiencing difficulties with co- parenting.

Crisis intervention

Providing short term intervention within 24hrs to children in crisis

Risk assessments

Identifying hazards and risk factors which could harm a child

opening court inquires

Social workers conduct investigations in order to make a recommendation to the court to ensure the safety of children identified as being at risk

 

Birth registrations

Assisting parents with birth registration

Investigations

Social Workers conduct investigations into the circumstances of the child/ren and his/her caregivers to determine whether statutory intervention is required. These investigations are also received as orders from the court.

Grant applications

We assist children and families in need of financial assistance who meet the criteria in accordance with the Children’s Act 38 0f 2005 apply for grants

Family preservation

We provide family strengthening interventions where determined to be in the best interest of children to remain in the care of their parents

Parenting skills groups

Equipping parents and foster parents with the skills they need to look after their child

Life Skills Groups

We provide programs which are designed to increase resilience in children by showing them how to manage life’s risks and challenges in a manner which is not harmful to themselves or others

Local Adoption

We recruit; screen and train prospective parents to adopt abandoned or orphaned children

Intercountry adoption

We have a working agreement with the Australian Central Authority to facilitate intercountry adoptions between South Africa and Australia.

Adoption counselling

Counselling services to birth parents who wish to relinquish their children up for adoption

Post Adoption Services

We offer emotional support, available to new adoptive parents or to parents who have given up custody of a child

Care & mediation

We provide mediation services to parents who are experiencing difficulties with co- parenting.

Reunification

Restoration of vulnerable families where this deemed to be in their best interests to be returned to the care of their parents