DSD SERVICES TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Presentation to the Portfolio Committee 10 August 2010. CONTENT OF THE PRESENTATION. Introduction Departmental organisation Legislative base or framework Programmes and services to women and children Child Care and Protection services to Children
Presentation to the Portfolio Committee
10 August 2010
CHILD PROTECTION REGISTER
These are statutory services for children who have been found in need of care and protection. Children become the wards of the state and are placed with a family for foster care.
These are residential care facilities primarily provided for children in vulnerable circumstances and at risk, found to be in need of care and protection, when alternative placements such as foster care and adoption are not suitable options.
ECD is a comprehensive programme which has as a primary goal investment in the development of children
96 shelters that established to ensure that women are protected, cared for and supported as victims of crime and violence.Shelter services are available 24hr/7days.
13 shelters identified to accommodate victims of human trafficking.
Psychosocial intervention services to improve the quality of life for women and children.
Skills and economic development programmes and services to empower women and to enable them to be economically independent and self reliant.
Community awareness on the Victims Charter to ensure that women are also sensitised, educated and understand their rights.
There is total number of 171 workshops throughout the country, given per province as follows:A total number of 9 511 people with disabilities were identified as benefiting from these
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