Supporting Child Protection Week

2015-05-21 06:00
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CHILD Welfare Port Shepstone is supporting and promoting Child Protection Week.

Sagree Naicker, Child Welfare manager, said it will be spreading the word for the entire month though.

“We, as the Port Shepstone branch, use May to create awareness about child protection, although­ we also focus on child protection continuously,” said Naicker­.

She said their strategy is to use videos like Finding Nemo and The Little One to pass the message to children.

“From the beginning of this month social workers will visit primary schools playing these videos making pupils aware of situations when they may need protection.

“We used Finding Nemo as it relates to many situations children can find themselves in - being lost, being homeless, scared and having trust issues. It also teaches them to listen to their parents.”

This year Child Welfare introduced child protection promotion stickers.

“We are embarking on a fundraising­ or awareness initiative to coincide with Child Protection Week starting on 27 May and running until 2 June. We would appreciate support from businesses and individuals and ask them to purchase a sticker for R10 each for adults, and R5 each for children.

“The idea is to create awareness and, at the same time, raise funds for vulnerable children in our care,” said Naicker.

Protection Week stickers are available for business and organisations at the Child Welfare offices in Port Shepstone.

People can order stickers by contacting the Child Welfare offices­ on 039 682 0073 or email

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