Over 3 000 abused children in Gauteng register – Dlamini

2012-06-11 14:31

More than 3 000 children are listed in the Child Protection Register (CPR) for sexual abuse in Gauteng, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said today.

“The specified categories of abuse in which the names appear in the CPR are sexual abuse, emotional abuse and deliberate neglect,” she said in a written reply to a parliamentary question.

A total of 1 751 sexual abuse victims’ names appeared on the CPR register for the Western Cape.

In addition, the province had the highest number of children found to be deliberately neglected, at 2 522.

Dlamini said the CPRs of most provinces were compatible, which would enable social workers to access information from other provinces.

The Eastern Cape was the only province using a separate system.

“DSD [the department of social development] is in the process of rebuilding the whole system and in future the provinces will be utilising one CPR system”, Dlamini said.

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