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A conference to discuss solutions to violent acts against children

Tuesday 4 July 2017 20:03

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The conference is aimed at discussing solutions to the growing statistics of violent acts committed against children in the country.

The conference is aimed at discussing solutions to the growing statistics of violent acts committed against children in the country. (SABC)

Child and Youth Care practitioners who have dedicated their lives to the protection of children at risk, have gathered at the opening of a three day conference hosted by the National Association of Youth Care Workers.

The conference is aimed at discussing solutions to the growing statistics of violent acts committed against children in the country.

One of the solutions discussed was the expansion of the Isibindi model.

There are almost 300 Isibindi projects across all South African Provinces, which serve abused and neglected children who would otherwise have fallen outside of the child care and protection system.

However, the model has its flaws, Deputy Director of the National Association of Child Care Workers Donald Ngonyama explains, “Some of those challenges are reaching children in the deepest rural areas, which we feel there is a likelihood of having a continuation, if we were able to reach them. There has been concerns around child and youth care workers given their stipends late and some of the training having being delayed.”

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