Our services

Foster Care

Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and orphaned children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them.

  • According to the Children’s Act, 38 of 2005, a child is in foster care placement in the Alternative care of a person who is not the
    parent or guardian of the child and because of statutory intervention, in a form of court order the child is placed in their care, to care and protect them. This also includes neglected, orphans or abandoned children.
  • Most of our children are in Kinship placement with either their grandparents or relatives. 20% of our caseload is made of
    unrelated foster care and others are placed in different children’s homes and their parents receive services in the form of
    reunification services.
  • The reunification social worker works together with the Social Workers at these institutions, by evaluating the children’s
    Individual Development Plan and doing home visits to issue Leave of Absence and conduct supervised visits.
  • As foster care programme we appreciate the support we receive from unrelated foster parents, because without their
    assistance our work would be difficult, as it is our priority to keep the children in a home environment.

Our services are rendered at Atteridgeville, Mamelodi West, Sunnyside/Arcadia, Centurion, and Elandspoort/Westview.

Get in touch

For enquiries and more information please contact:

Mary-Jane Motshwane
Supervisor: Foster Care
E: mary-jane@childwelfare.co.za
T: 012 943 7261