During the course of the week, awareness talks and advocacy events will be held across the country. The issue of child labour was highlighted as a specific area of concern.
In the event that you suspect child abuse, neglect or exploitation of any kind, and want to report it, use the following avenues to uphold the protection of children:
- Department of Social Development’s 24-hour call centre: toll-free 0800 428 428, or dial the free number *120*7867# to request a social worker
- Child Welfare South Africa: 0861 424453 or 011 452 4110
- South African Police Service’s Crime Stop: 08600 10 111
- SMS Crime Line: 32211