31 Retief Street, Potchefstroom

South Africa

has some of the highest incidences of child and baby rape in the world with more than 67,000 cases of rape and sexual assaults against children.

Welfare groups believe that the number of unreported incidents could be up to 10 times that number. The largest increase in attacks was against children under seven.

Childline is an effective non-profit organization that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

Programmes delivered through the provincial offices

  • Crisis Line
  • Support to (Orphaned and Vulnerable Children) OVC
  • Child Rights, Prevention & Education
  • Training of Volunteers
  • Training of other professionals who work in child protection and children
  • Therapy for abused and traumatized children and their families
  • Court preparation for child witnesses
  • Networking & Coordination
  • Advocacy

Programmes delivered through the national office

  • Training and education
  • Analysis of law and policy
  • Lobbying and advocacy
  • Networking and coordination


Childline North West operates a 24/7 crisis line for children in distress

due to sexual abuse or domestic violence. We need assistance for the volunteers who man these lines.

We also need assistance for OVC. Sometimes children are taken away from their circumstances and are usually stripped of everything (their dignity, their loved ones and even their underwear - the most intimate part of their clothing). We offer them a box of hope for speedy recovery and something to cling to. These boxes contain the most basic needs for them to cope.

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