The 2016 World Adoption Day celebrations are proving muted, overshadowed by the election soap opera in America, and here at home by the crushing disclosure that there were only 1,165 adoptions last year. In a country with 3-million orphans and tens of thousands of crisis pregnancies annually, Continue reading “Sounding the death knell for adoption?”
An initiative to draft a child care and protection policy to underpin the Children’s Act and Amendments
- The DSD ‘Children’s Act’ team has commissioned the policy
- The project is part of the Government Capacity Building Support (GCBS) which is funded by USAID and is a consortium between PACT SA and Mott Macdonald
- This project links to the 6th component of the GCBS program, namely ‘Support and strengthen the child protection response framework’
- The purpose of the project is to provide technical support in developing a first draft of a child care and protection policy in collaboration with DSD and relevant stakeholders, which will inform amendments to the Children’s Act
The National Adoption Coalition, is slowly becoming a formidable voice in the Child Protection arena in South Africa. Our membership continues to grow as does our support and influence on both social and government agendas. As we start a fresh New Year with more wonderful things planned ahead we thought we would take this opportunity to remind you of all we achieved in 2015 and to let you know of our plans for the New Year. A lot of hard work, good people and motivation led us to the launch and implementation of three successful campaigns in 2015, the Courage Child Protection community engagement progamme, the Choose to Care crisis pregnancy campaign and support centre, and the Choose to Care Child Abandonment awareness campaign. We have a number of new campaigns planned for 2016 as well as a new conference so be sure to join or renew your NACSA membership, you will find details for this at the end of the letter.