There is a shortage of screened Foster Parents and Places of Safe Care in the Roodepoort area. Traumatised, neglect and abused children must, in most cases, be removed from the care they were in when the abuse happened. At Child Welfare South Africa, Roodepoort, we need Places of Safe Care (temporarily) until the Court Hearing has been dealt with. After finalisation of court proceedings these children will need more long term care in the form of screened Foster Parents. It is a huge responsibility to take care of someone else’s child, but we need families who will open their doors for children who did not ask to be abused, neglect or traumatised. This is a direct service you render to that specific child in order to give him/her the warm loving family he/she never experienced. This office will assist you with any queries regarding becoming a Place of Safe Care or a Foster Parent. We will train you to understand the developmental phases of a child’s life as well as how to deal with a child who is in need of care and protection. Foster parents do receive a monthly grant to assist with the extra expenses.
This office is in desperate need of professionals who would be willing to offer their services on interval to assist those in need. We currently require the following professional services:
The people we work with lost all sense of self and we are building their self-image bit by bit. Some have worked hard just to make ends meet and especially the women almost never spend money on their appearance. We are in desperate need to obtain clothing and hair products (even a haircut) to assist the parents to feel presentable. Some parents visit their children in children’s homes and do not want to embarrass the child with their appearance.
DSD (Department of Social Development) assists with funding of our social work staff, but we have to fundraise in order to have the finances to embark on projects and other work with our clients and in the community. We solely rely on community contributions so that we can assist those in need. Any financial contribution will be appreciated and we are able to issue you with a 18A Tax Certificate. We keep good record and will be able to report back to all sponsors with beneficiary lists proving that your valuable contribution did reach those it was intended for.
Here at Child Welfare South Africa Roodepoort, we never ask for anything to enrich ourselves. We only ask to be able to help those in need. I trust that this website has given you a background of the work we do, how we do it and the passion we do it with. However… we need help to survive and for others to survive as well. Read through our list and see where you could become part of our work, where you can help and how you can contribute. Please remember that no donation is too small.
The office of Child Welfare South Africa Roodepoort, cannot deliver their professional services without the following office equipment. Again, just to confirm, it is not a list of luxuries, but rather a list of what is needed to investigate and present cases to court to enable children to become safe in their alternative placements. It also assists in making the office a homely and safe space for the children.