Measures to curb child murders in the province

By Nomava Nobumba
25 May 2010

The Western Cape Social Development department has released a study about the risk factors for the murders of children in the province.

This comes amid the country’s observation of the Child Protection Week launched by President Jacob Zuma over the weekend.

MEC Ivan Meyer says this is to create a better caring society.

Meyer says to kick start the program the Early Risk Assessment Instrument will be in place in the greater Bellville area to identify risk families, targeting most risk affected areas.

“The instrument will be used by social workers when victims first come to the offices. This will identify particular risk families so that the department act accordingly to prevent child abuse in family environments,” he said.

The MEC says hot spots are Delft, Nyanga, Atlantis and Beaufort West.


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