Jessica’s Story

Jessica’s Story

This case became known to Cape Town Child Welfare Society when the Lotus River Hospital reported that Jessica was being abused by her parents. Her parents are mentally disturbed and using tik and dagga. It was reported that she was chronically absent from school,...
Jason’s Story

Jason’s Story

This case was opened when a family friend reported that Jason had appeared to her as abused and neglected by his father. His father was reportedly too old (over 85 years of age) to adequately care for the child. She reported that Jason had been attending school but...
Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

In October 2009, Cape Town Child Welfare Society was informed bu a resident in Phumlani Village, who was already taking care of Sarah, that the child was abandoned in her care by the birth mother. She had been taking care of the child for a month already and the child...
Siya’s Story

Siya’s Story

The case became known to CTCWS Khayelitsha when the Social Worker Mrs. Neliswa Roloma was conducting a home visit in Site C and saw the child concerned Siya* roaming around the streets and not at school. She then asked the child to come the social workers office with...
George’s Story

George’s Story

Young George* was born in 2009 and his mother apparently abandoned him at the hospital. George had to remain in hospital due to premature birth and further medical complications associated with premature birth. The mother reportedly left the hospital with the...