WHAT WE DO?

Intake and Risk Assessment

Located in the heart of Sunnyside, a centralized social services team is on the ready to handle calls and new reports from various communities surrounding the Tshwane Metropolitan area. This dedicated team of social workers deals with immediate assessments, covering any services ranging from basic and forensic assessments to analysis including individual, family as well as play therapy.

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Family Preservation

Bramley Child & Youth Care Centre provides residential care for 52 children placed at the facility in terms of the Children’s Act. A holistic service is rendered which focuses on the physical, social, educational, spiritual and emotional care of the children. A weekend and holiday parent program provides these youngsters an opportunity to be part of a well-functioning family, and these bonds formed become very important to the children. An expansive volunteer program provides support in terms of homework and social needs and we take care to include various extramural scholastic sport needs for the children.

Legal Protection

The legal protection services encompass children’s court investigations, adoptions, identifying places of safety and foster care services. Social Work services are rendered in an effort to preserve the family (keep the family together). When such efforts are unsuccessful, the children at risk must be protected from any potential form of harm, neglect, abuse or ill-treatment.
Given the expertise of our Legal Protection team, we are able to provide protection by means of Statutory Intervention, which includes an investigation and a statutory report with recommendations on the best solution, always keeping the best interest of the child or children involved as the highest priority, ensuring safe and protected care.

Specialised Services

Adoptions

Our Adoption team places abandoned babies and children available for adoption (in accordance with the Children’s Act) with adoptive parents, after an intensive screening process.

Family Reunification

Family reunification services are goal-directed, planned support and empowerment services to the child, parent or caregiver of the child to allow family reconsolidation and facilitate the restoration of the child to the care of such parent(s), guardian or caregiver. The aim of this program is to reunite the child with the family once the issues have been resolved.

Bramley Child & Youth Care Centre

The legal protection services encompass children’s court investigations, adoptions, identifying places of safety and foster care services. Social Work services are rendered in an effort to preserve the family (keep the family together). When such efforts are unsuccessful, the children at risk must be protected from any potential form of harm, neglect, abuse or ill-treatment.
Given the expertise of our Legal Protection team, we are able to provide protection by means of Statutory Intervention, which includes an investigation and a statutory report with recommendations on the best solution, always keeping the best interest of the child or children involved as the highest priority, ensuring safe and protected care.

Atteridgeville

Atteridgeville, a majority black-populated community located in the west of Tshwane, is a disadvantaged community with an astounding 70% of the population experiencing poverty and unemployment. The community suffers from HIV/AIDS pandemic resulting in an ever-increasing number of orphans.

Mamelodi

In the east of Tshwane, Mamelodi is challenged with an estimated 80% of the population fighting poverty and unemployment. Prominent problems such as drug abuse among children, lack of parental guidance and HIV/AIDS is a growing concern and reality.

Eersterust

A predominantly colored community battles with serious issues enveloping child neglect, abuse, abandonment and drug and substance abuse by youth and adults, teenage pregnancies and unemployment. The need for safe, caring and protective social work is evident in this community.

Olievenhoutbosch

A predominantly African population deals with extreme poverty, unemployment, crime and high percentages of HIV/AIDS, just some of the realities of the social challenges that needs urgent devotion.

Elandspoort

Elandspoort deals with an estimated 75% of the population being unskilled and unemployed. Daily social problems encountered includes drug and alcohol abuse, high school drop-out rates, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, child neglect and/or abuse.

Pretoria Mid-City/Sunnyside

A densely populated area in Sunnyside has mainly high rise flats with 80% of the population being of African descent. Given the affordability of the housing, a high percentage of the residents earn a low-income. Malnutrition is on the increase and substance abuse and crime is rife, which emphasizes the urgent need for social services, particularly providing safe and protected environments for children after school.