Within the statutory framework social workers often have to remove children from homes where they were abused and deliberately neglected to secure their safety. A big part of the social worker’s daily services consist of court work which include forensic assessment, court appearances and the placement of children in alternative care such as:
- Foster care
- Cluster Foster Care
- Child and Youth Care Centers
Social workers constantly recruit, screen and train prospective place of safety parents as well as foster parents to accommodate these children in need.
PARENTAL GUIDANCE PROGRAM:
Parenting skills training programs are aimed at developing the capacity of parents to take sufficient care of their children and secure a safe environment for their upbringing.
Social workers present these training programs in the different communities we serve which include:
- Parow Valley
- Reintegrating the child that was removed from his/her biological family back into the community by placing them with a suitable family in the community.
- In partnership with the Midrand Graduation Institute, post graduate psychology students present weekly drug support group sessions for young people and parents who experience substance dependency problems in the family.
SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY:
In partnership with Age in Action Organization we ensure that the elderly receive the necessary support services and services to protect them from abuse.