Child protection week

2015-05-28 06:00

SOCIAL Workers from Tongaat Child and Family Welfare Society will be presenting Child Protection Week talks at all primary schools this week.

Child Protection Week is celebrated in South Africa on an annual basis. This year it will be commemorated from 31 May to 7 June.

The theme for 2015 is “Working Together to Protect Children”.

According to social worker manager Jo Moodley, the talks are aimed at how children can protect themselves against sexual abuse and to educate the learners on methods of reporting abuse.

“It is imperative for parents and caregivers to be aware of the whereabouts of their children at all times. Open communication with your children is essential to ensure their safety. Information gathering, such as knowing the role players in your child’s life, can prevent abuse from occurring,” she said. “Tongaat Child and Family Welfare Society urges the community to be more vigilant and assist with the protection of our children.”

Should you have any suspicion that a child maybe neglected, sexually or physically abused, immediately contact their offices on 032 944 1514.

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