The key to equalising the rights of all children to ensure they develop to their full potential is nurturing care. Every child must receive nurturing care from their parents, families, and caregivers. Government is duty-bound to ensure that all parents, families, and caregivers are enabled and empowered to provide nurturing care.
The legacy of apartheid and subsequent crises, including COVID 19, have disenabled and disempowered the majority of parents and families. It is critical that South Africa develop a comprehensive, developmental child care and protection system that provides families and parents with the combination of services and support they need to overcome the risks and challenges preventing them from providing their children with nurturing care.
To strengthen the system of integrated and comprehensive support provided to parents, families, and caregivers to enable their provision of nurturing care to secure the development of children in their care to their full potential.
Our family support objectives and goal will be pursued through the following key activities: