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To provide comprehensive child and family care and support services to communities in partnership with stakeholders and civil society organisations. There is no change in the programme structure.


3.1 Management and Support

Provide administration for programme staff and coordinates professional development and ethics, provision of tools of trade for management and support staff providing services across all sub- programmes of this programme.

3.2 Care and Support Services to Families

Design and Implement Integrated Programmes and services (interventions, governance, financial and management support) to promote functional families and to prevent vulnerability in families.

3.3 Child Care and Protection Services

Provision of Statutory and Alternative Care Services (Temporary Safe Care, Foster Care and Adoption) to children found to be in need of care and protection

3.4 Partial Care Services

Provide reception, protection, development and partial care to children on behalf of their parents or caregivers for a temporary period during the day and could include overnight. Develop Provincial Partial Care Strategy and profile for Partial Care as enshrined in the Children’s Act No 38 of 2005 Registration and Monitoring of partial care facilities (private school hostels, temporary respite care referred to as special day care centres and afterschool care) to ensure compliance with norms and standards.

3.5 Child and Youth Care Centres

Provide alternative care and support to vulnerable children through Governance (Registration, funding, monitoring and evaluation of CYCC, Drop-in-Centres) and Capacity building (training of all relevant stakeholders on the Children’s Act)

3.6 Community-Based Care Services for children

Design and implement care, protection and support programmes and services for vulnerable children in communities Including children with disabilities, child headed households, Children living and working on the Streets in partnership with relevant stakeholders , Children accessing Drop in Centre services, Orphans and vulnerable children.(Registration of children in Child Headed Households, Risiha sites)