Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Child Abuse - South Africa

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RAPCAN (Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) works to promote the rights and protection of children in South Africa and the region. We are committed to ensuring that the protection (nurturance) and participation (autonomy) rights of children are realised, working within an advocacy framework towards the realisation of a prevention-oriented child protection system, gender equality and child participation. Our work is strengthened by strategic partnerships and the participation of children. We believe in respecting diversity, dignity and the equality of all people, and providing resources to support the testing of professional, high quality, evidence-informed programmes. 
Strategic Objectives 
To promote primary and secondary prevention in the child protection system
To promote children’s participation rights and to facilitate opportunities for children to influence decisions

To enable children to have insight of how their gender roles place them at risk of harm and to promote a culture of understanding and tolerance in relation to gender and sexual identity.

Childline is an effective non-profit organization that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

Programmes delivered through the provincial offices

  • Crisis Line
  • Child Rights, Prevention & Education
  • Training of Volunteers
  • Training of other professionals who work in child protection and children
  • Therapy for abused and traumatized children and their families
  • Court preparation for child witnesses
  • Networking & Coordination
  • Advocacy

Programmes delivered through the national office

  • Training and education
  • Analysis of law and policy
  • Lobbying and advocacy
  • Networking and coordination

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