We want to make sure that we help you in any way we can. If you need us and you call, there are lots of ways to help you. We help you with education programmes (teaching you all about what abuse it and what your rights are), we talk to other people about how best to help children who come to us and we get involved in making sure that the South African law protects you.
Here is a little bit more information about how we can help you:
The Toll-Free crisis telephone counselling line which deals with hundreds of queries from children and adults. You can call us on the toll-free line and we try to help you in the best way we can. You can call us about anything and a lot of children call us about things like Abuse; Depression; HIV/Aids; Relationship problems; Neglect; Bullying; Harassment and many more.
Prevention & Education programmes in schools, communities and where we are called to. If you haven’t had someone come to your school, call one of our regional offices to see if we can. We teach about how to prevent abuse and what abuse is. That way if someone is abusing you, you will know straight away.
Training of volunteers is something we have to do because we need all the help we can get to answer your calls on the toll-free line. We also provide our counsellors and staff with training when we see they need it so that we can provide excellent service to the children who call.
Networking & coordination of services to children. We talk with other organisations and individuals who are also helping children to see how we can work together.
Advocacy on children’s rights: this means we get involved when government is writing new laws that affect children. Because we work with so many children, we know what they need.