Child Welfare steps in

2011-03-11 00:00

CHILD Welfare SA in Port Shepstone (CWSA-PS) pledged a generous donation to the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit in Port Shepstone recently, handing over food parcels and care packs for victims of crime.

The presentation took place at Child Welfare offices on Tuesday.

The FCS unit is a government-run organisation that provides care and counselling for members of the public who have been affected by violent crime and rape.

The social work manager for the CWSA-PS, Sagree Naicker, said her organisation had been planning the donation for a while.

“They have been in need of help for quite some time now and they do not have their own funds.

“We applied for funds and they were made available and we know that the FCS is very appreciative,” said Naicker.

She added that most of the victims that the FCS unit provides care for come from previously disadvantaged areas and that because of their poverty they are not in a position to be self-sufficient.

“It is organisations like Child Welfare that come to their aid in providing basic needs,” she said. “The goods are given to victims as they spend many hours at FCS offices during their investigations.”

Naicker acknowledged that the FCS unit needs far more goods and funds, but said the CWSA-PS would not be in a position to help until further funds became available.

“We cannot say when next we will be able to help them, but they would benefit from any help at all.”

Anybody who would like to provide assistance to the Port Shepstone FCS unit should call Naicker at 039 682 0073.

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