Breaking the intergenerational poverty trap is key to South Africa getting back on track, securing the development of its children, and for fulfilling its commitment to realise children’s rights. To achieve this, government must adopt and implement a developmental child care and protection system that empowers families and caregivers to provide nurturing care to secure their children’s development.
Realising this right requires an effective, developmental child care and protection system that supports environments that protect children from the risk of violence and abuse; that prevents them from becoming victims. It requires an effective national child-care and protection system that addresses the structural challenges of inequality and poverty that impact families and their ability to care for and protect children, as well as a strong systems to ensure the protection and reintegration of children who fall victim to violence.
Every child in SA, documented or undocumented including children with disabilities, is protected from all forms of violence.
This requires that South Africa adopts and implements an effective developmental child care and protection system that addresses the challenges that impact on the ability of families to care for and protect children, as well as ensure the protection and reintegration of children who fall victim to violence.
Therefore, the goal of is to strengthen the systematisation, and in so doing, the implementation of the developmental child care and protection system provided for in the National Child Care and Protection Policy.
Our child protection objectives and goal will be pursued through the following strategic activities: