TO MINIMISE THE SECONDARY ABUSE CHILDREN SUFFER WHEN THEY REPORT ABUSE AGAINST THEM. THIS ABUSE IS OFTEN WORSE THAN THE PRIMARY ABUSE, DUE TO A VERY UNSYMPATHETIC REPORTING SYSTEM.
“GETTING CONVERSATION GOING”
To prevent more child abuse from happening by securing more reporting.
To mobilise communities to start speaking about child abuse.
To educate communities on what child abuse is, signs and symptoms and how to report it.
To educate the public and children on reporting, highlight myths and facts of child abuse and to mobilise the community to start reporting.
CHILD FRIENDLY REPORTING FACILITIES
Creating child friendly reporting rooms at SAPS FCS units and hospitals. Currently more than 30 such rooms have been implemented in Gauteng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga.
Supplying comfort packs for girls between 5 and 12 who has been abused and report the crime. These packs are handed over to the police.
NUMBER OF CHILDREN HELPED: 2 000+ pa
SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSES
Detectives & Social Workers
Hosting specialized training courses focusing on equipping officers of the law and service providers to understand the need of the victim and respond accordingly
6 000+ STAFF TRAINED
TRAINING - MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
The training of medical practitioners in a specialized course, Forensic Medical Examination and Expert Witnessing to promote a more effective role by medical practitioners in the holistic care of sexually abused children.
200+ DOCTORS TRAINED
Or "Don't bully" and "Share your Secret" progams have been designed to educate children on child protection, reporting and empower them to report abuse against them. To date more than 32 000 children have attended our shows.
NUMBER OF CHILDREN REACHED: 8 000 pa
GETTING CONVERSATION GOING
Multi-project campaign to break the silence around child abuse in order to secure more reporting by children and communities.
2TALK WEBSITE & HELP SERVICE
Information website and assistance to public when help needed with reporting crimes against children. Also assisting the public with solving challenges they face when reporting abuse.
Awarding officers of the law who has gone beyond the call of duty. Currently only hosted in Gauteng.