Child welfare adoption services now accredited

2016-04-21 06:00
PHOTO: precious Gumede With Port Shepstone Child Welfare adoption accreditation certificate Sagree Naicker (left) and Khosi Tshazi (adoption facilitator).

PHOTO: precious Gumede With Port Shepstone Child Welfare adoption accreditation certificate Sagree Naicker (left) and Khosi Tshazi (adoption facilitator).

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PORT Shepstone Child Welfare manager Sagree Naicker said they are now fully accredited to offer permanent adoption services after the organisation was awarded accreditation by Department of Social Development.

Naicker said for a child protection organisation to be accredited they require a social worker with special skills. Child Welfare Port Shepstone social worker Khosi Tshazi will be responsible for facilitating processes.

Naicker said they provided adoption services before, however, they were stopped due to non-accreditation.

“We are very happy to run the service again. As an organisation we know how important it is for every child to be permanently placed with parents.

“When a child is legally adopted there are many benefits that come with it,” said Naicker.

Port Shepstone Child Welfare is the only organisation on the South Coast that has been accredited for this service.

The adoption service is available to anyone, but will be charged on a means test, depending on income per applicant

“This basically means our services will be accessible to all races and income groups. What is important is to get placement for the children in a home that is loving and comfortable for them.”

Naicker said they already have parents on their care roll, who are in the process of giving permanent residence to some children in their care.

Getting the accreditation is a big step for them especially because they are a small organisation and are under- staffed said Naicker.

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