ACDP raises concerns of slow accreditation for social workers
The African Christian Democratic Party has raised concerns of the slow pace in accreditation of social workers to render adoption services.
ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said the accreditation process should be streamlined and dealt with in an acceptable time frame of not more than six weeks.
“This is the reason why national adoption organizations have set out to create awareness through emotionally compelling radio and TV campaigns aimed at finding loving to adopt orphans and abandoned children Dudley added.
Meanwhile the Commission for Gender Equality agrees with the Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini that challenges facing children is not the responsibility of government alone but society at large.
CGE Spokesperson Javu Baloyi said as we observe Child Protection Week we should continue to raise awareness of the plight of children and their rights as enshrined in the Constitution.
“We want all South Africans to respect the rights of children and ensure that a peaceful environment is created for our children to progress positively as they are the future Baloyi added.