Childline has been leading the charge to protect vulnerable children and promote children’s rights for 23 years. Understanding that there is strength in unity, they don’t work alone.  They prefer to partner with other parties interested in protecting these children too, working collectively to making a difference to those children whose lives we touch – for in the end, every child’s story deserves a happy ending. This partnership approach gives them a unique and unparalleled ability to reach and assist many more vulnerable children in South Africa.

Started under the umbrella of the SA Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Childline Gauteng was subsequently taken over by the Johannesburg Children’s Home as a project comprising 2 telephone lines and 2 volunteers answering calls for help. Childline Gauteng has grown considerably since then and now operates from 5 Satellite offices within the province (Inner-city, Soweto, Tembisa, Katlehong and Sebokeng). Understanding that genuine caring for those who have suffered is the key ingredient in the healing process, their workforce of 42 torch-bearers devotes their attention to protecting the most vulnerable children in our society through a wide variety of services and programmes.

Their staff are purposeful, extensively trained and capable of building capacity. Funding partners have provided a solid support base; and the association with Childline SA aims to develop a national body which stands at the forefront on policy issues pertaining to children.

Tel:     011 6452 000
Fax:     011 6452 020

Contact person:     Lynne Cawood     Contact person:     Annette Brokensha
Function title:     Director     Function title:     Assistant director

For any assistance with regards to the services that Childline offers, please email  or contact the organization on the numbers above

Physical address:
305 Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development
Joubert Street Extension, Johannesburg
South Africa

Postal address:
P.O. Box 32453, Braamfontein
2017 Johannesburg
South Africa