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Children left in locked in cars

What to do if you see children locked and left alone in a car?

Last week we once again heard of children left in a vehicle in the summer heat. As parents we sometimes do not realise how dangerous this can be. Sometimes we think it will be just a quick, at most 5 minutes, time to pick up or drop off something. This quick 5 minutes can change into a much longer time without us realising how long it has become. In this time so much can go wrong.This can also be classified as child abuse.

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Child Death Statistics South Africa

Child Death Statistics South Africa

The Children’s Institute from the University of Cape Town in their briefing paper on Child Death Reviews gave some statistics that areAi??rather shocking.

Did you know that the first South African National homicide study established that 1018 children died due to homicide in 2009 at a rate of 5.5 per 100 000 children under the age of 18 years. Ai??Globally the rate was 2.4 per 100 000 children.

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Child Body Safety – Educating Children About Their Bodies

HOW TO Ai??EDUCATE YOUR CHILD ON BODY SAFETY: ONE PIECE TO THE PUZZLE

This is an article that has been copied from a website called TheMammaBearEffectAi??please click on this link to read the article in its original format, and with pictures.

Ukukhanya seeks to prevent abuse in all forms, but does not specifically work with sexual abuse, if you suspect a child of being sexually abused please contact PATCH:Ai??0218526110 Ai??If you suspect an adult (over 18y) is being sexually abused contact RAPE CRISIS:Ai??0218525620

Below you will find age-by-age suggestions for educating children about their bodies & child body safety, and empowering them with techniques to deter the threat of sexual abuse.

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Child abuse No. 38 of 2005: Children’s Act, 2005

Child abuse:- No. 38 of 2005: Children’s Act, 2005

The definition as contained in the Children’s Act is as follows:-

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SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN

SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN IN TERMS OF THE No. 32 of 2007: Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act

Ukukhanya does not deal with Sexual Abuse. Ai??Sexual Abuse of an adult is dealt with by Rape Crisis Helderberg (Tel: 0218525620)Ai??and Sexual Abuse of a Child is dealt with by PATCH (Tel:Ai??0218526110)

The below is an extract of the Sexual Offenses and Related Matters Act that defines sexual abuse under South African law. Continue reading

No 41 of 2007: Children’s Amendment Act, 2007

No 41 of 2007: Children’s Amendment Act, 2007

The following is an extract of our Children’s Amendment Act 2007

Reporting of abused or neglected child and children in need of care and protection

110. (1) Any correctional official, dentist, homeopath, immigration official, labour inspector, legal practitioner, medical practitioner, midwife, minister of religion, nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, psychologist, religious leader, social service professional, social worker, speech therapist, teacher, traditional health practitioner, traditional leader or member of staff or volunteer worker at a partial care facility, drop-in centre or child and youth care centre who on reasonable grounds concludes that a child has been abused in a manner causing physical injury, sexually abused or deliberately neglected, must report that conclusion in the prescribed form to a designated child protection organisation, the provincial department of social development or a police official.

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Reporting Child Abuse

Reporting Child Abuse

This post is specifically written for teachers and other educators so that they know how to go about reporting suspected child abuse. Child abuse can manifest in many ways and it is important we all understand that many types of situations can constitute abuse – starvation, malnutrition, violence, living with domestic violence or alcoholic parent/s, physical abuse (both sexual and non-sexual), discrimination, bullyingai??i?? if in doubt please contact Ukukhanya and we will gladly talk to you about what to do and how to go about it.

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