Child Protection – Victim Empowerment Programme

Our Activities

This programme provide direct assistance to child victims of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking in children, those at risk and their families. We also conduct awareness raising and early intervention activities in local communities to increase community response to prevent and combat child sexual exploitation and trafficking in children. Our satellite offices in Atlantis, Beaufort West and Delft ensure that our services are easily accessible to children, parents and the local communities.

Identify and assess cases of child sexual abuse and exploitation

We conduct field visits – to monitor hot-spots, receive and follow-up on reports of possible child sexual exploitation and trafficking in children, do identification of cases and assessment interviews and follow-up activities with affected children and youth, and those at risk.

Administer referrals and report child sexual abuse and exploitation

We assess reports and administer referrals to and from government and non-governmental service providers, do case assessments, assessment interviews, develop and implement intervention plans and report to affected children, their parents and care-givers as well as the relevant authorities as required.

Provide counselling to victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, those at risk and their parents / care-givers

We provide at least 3 to 5 initial sessions – and conduct follow-up counselling to address specific challenges children’s experience.

Re-integration and general support to victims and families

Regular home-visit and school-visits are conducted, and on-going support provided to monitor child’s progress and facilitate re-integration into family, school and community

Therapeutic and empowerment interventions for victims

Individual therapeutic activities and group therapeutic sessions, workshops and camps; including art and music therapy by skilled therapists and practitioners are provided as and when needed

Community engagement

We encourage children’s participation in community activities and well as networking with key role-players and service providers to improve responses to assist and support child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, those at risk and their families.