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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the organization on the numbers above
305 Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development
Joubert Street Extension, Johannesburg
P.O. Box 32453, Braamfontein