The Department of Social Development needs you, and warmly extends an invitation to YOU to open your hearts and homes to vulnerable children in need of care and protection.

Why do we need Safety Parents?

 “We believe that every child deserves a safe, nurturing home environment, free of abuse and trauma and where there needs can be met”

Safety Parents act as temporary safe care placements for children that are legally removed from the care of their parents or caregivers due to circumstances. These vulnerable and at risk children are placed in the temporary safe care of safety parents through the Children’s Court until such time that a permanent placement option can be found.

Safety parents are carefully screened to determine their suitability and must undergo training so as to help care for children who may be traumatised by abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Become a Safety Parent by registering your interest with the Department of Social Development.  Your details will be added to their database for future communication.

For more information and screeninng procedures, please contact Charmaine, Rene or Carmen on 021 001 3033/21/22.

Provincial Call Centre contact number: 0800 220 250.

The MID works closely with the Department of Social Development and encourages those in a position to offer a safe home to a vulnerable child, to please contact the Department for more information.

Also read Responsible Outreach and Urgent Intervention Ensures Safety Placement for Street Children.

About MID:

The Muizenberg Improvement District [MID] is a geographic area where property owners have contracted to pay a levy to facilitate a joint effort by the City of Cape Town and the local community to ensure more effective management of public areas and to promote business confidence.The MID supplements normal municipal services provided by the City, using its funds to deal with public safety, enhance the environment and address social issues like vagrancy and finding workable solutions for the homeless. The Muizenberg Improvement District is a legal entity established under the City’s Special Rating Areas by-law and also governed by the South African Companies Act 2008.