Children must be PROTECTED

2018-06-05 06:00
Kloof High School pupils take a stand against child abuse. Child Protection Week began on May 27 and runs until June 3.PHOTO: supplied

Kloof High School pupils take a stand against child abuse. Child Protection Week began on May 27 and runs until June 3.PHOTO: supplied

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THE Minister of Social Development, Susan Shabangu, was outraged after a child was found raped and left for dead in a car boot in the middle of Child Protection Week.

According to the minister, she’s disappointed about the recent incident. “We are supposed to protect children from any form of abuse, and this incident goes against all of that.

“Our children are the future of our country and I’m pleading with the public to please protect them,” she said.

Kloof High School principal Dawn Lefort agreed with Shabangu and said: “Children are the most precious possession of any society. We have a duty to protect the innocent and the vulnerable. Kloof High School opposes any form of child abuse and supports Child Protection Week.”

Hillcrest High School deputy principal D. Knight said that child protection is something the school takes very seriously as a natural matter of course every single day.

“From a safe physical environment to the correct and safe use of technology, to pupil interaction, to the values espoused by our school including our anti-bullying policy and having a dedicated Behaviour Management Officer,” she said.

She urged society to protect children and not hurt them.

To report any form of child abuse, contact the Hillcrest SAPS at 031 765 9124.

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