GEYODI BUDGET 2009 /10 GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Strategic Review 2011/12 Social Development Ser...
INTRODUCTION <ul><li>The Directorate  Restorative services and Services to Children is </li></ul><ul><li>comprised of the ...
Aims <ul><li>Expansion of services to all eligible  </li></ul><ul><li>Increase access to services </li></ul><ul><li>Streng...
Current: Directorate Restorative Justice and Services to Children
Proposed  structure
<ul><li>9.2. Substance Abuse  </li></ul>
Purpose/ objective of the sub program  <ul><li>To provide integrated Substance abuse prevention, treatment  and rehabilita...
Key policy Development (s) and legislative changes  <ul><li>The Department has drafted Integrated Provincial Substance Abu...
Overview of the Service delivery environment  <ul><li>The Department of Health and Social Development is the lead Departme...
Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>Establishment of two new in-patient treatment centres in West Rand Region S...
Key performance areas of the programme cont… <ul><li>The Department will commission Research on the efficacy of funded sub...
Specific events planned and projects for 2011/12 FY <ul><li>Commemoration of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illi...
Constraints and Challenges  <ul><li>Gaps within the Act with regards to registration and monitoring of treatment centers  ...
Recommendations  <ul><li>Approval of the strategy  </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment from the Health branch increase capacity a...
Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>9.4. Crime Prevention  </li></ul>
Objective/Purpose of the Sub-Programme <ul><li>To provide comprehensive social work services to children and adults in con...
Key policy development(s) and legislative changes <ul><li>The Child Justice Act came into operation from the 1 st  April 2...
Overview of the service delivery environment <ul><li>The Department has dedicated personnel (Probation Officers and Assist...
Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>Assessment of  all children referred by the SAPS and  Courts. </li></ul><ul...
Specific events planned and /or projects for the 2011/12 FY <ul><li>Accreditation of  all diversion service providers </li...
Constraints and challenges  <ul><li>The decline in the number of children arrested impacted on children assessed, referred...
Recommendations <ul><li>Expand the staff establishment at provincial office  f or implementation of Child Justice Act and ...
Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>9.6. Child Care and Protection  </li></ul>
KEY POLICY DEVELOPMENTS AND LEGISLATIVE CHANGES  <ul><li>The new Children’s Act 38 /2005 was promulgated and came into eff...
Over view of the service delivery environment  <ul><li>Children are the future of any society in the world, and should the...
SITUATIONAL  ANALYSIS <ul><li>The Department is mandated to provide services to all vulnerable groups of society,  the poo...
SITUATIONAL  ANALYSIS <ul><li>Whilst children   are the future of any society; they should be treated with the highest lev...
CROSS-CUTTING  PROGRAMMES  <ul><li>  The Gauteng Programme of Action for children promotes the well-being of children and ...
CHILDREN’S  SUB-PROGRAMME : SERVICES &  PRIORITIES  <ul><li>The priority is a provision of programmes, services and facili...
PRIORITIES  FOR THE  2011/12  FINANCIAL YEAR: <ul><li>Provision of ECD and Services to Children living & Working on the St...
LINKAGES TO 20 PTP <ul><li>During 2009 and 2010/11, the demand for services in the 20 PTP + the mapping and identification...
PROGRAMME MAPPING:  REGIONS LINKED TO PROVINCE <ul><li>Capacity building on the Legislation and  Focus areas of ECD, Foste...
<ul><li>Currently 560 Reported cases of Child abuse, and  subsequent counselling services. </li></ul><ul><li>55 597 Childr...
PROGRAMME MAPPING:  REGIONS LINKED TO PROVINCE. <ul><li>109 NPO’s were funded and delivered Child Care & Protection Servic...
<ul><li>Implementation and monitoring of the Children’s Act  </li></ul><ul><li>Increased number of beneficiaries for alter...
Specific events planned and projects for 2011/12 FY <ul><li>Child  Protection Week Programmes/ Activities: 30 May – June 2...
Constraints and challenges  <ul><li>High number of unregistered ECD facilities  </li></ul><ul><li>Increase demand for serv...
Recommendations  <ul><li>Intesectoral collaboration  </li></ul><ul><li>Intensify training of all social services professio...
<ul><li>9.7. Victim Empowerment  </li></ul>
Purpose/ objective of the sub-program  <ul><li>To provide integrated victim empowerment services to victims of crime and g...
Key policy Development (s) and Legislative changes  <ul><li>The European Union funding and support to the strengthening of...
Overview of the service delivery environment  <ul><li>The Department is the lead Department for the management and coordin...
Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>Increase number of shelters from 22 funded shelters for abused women to 24 ...
Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>Launch of the Every Day Heroes Cartoon as branding for VEP </li></ul><ul><l...
Specific events planned and /or projects for the 2011/12 FY <ul><li>Take A Girl/Boy Child to  work: 26 th  May 2011  </li>...
Constraints and challenges  <ul><li>The lack of dedicated VEP coordinators at regional level poses a great challenge </li>...
Recommendations <ul><li>Strengthen intersectoral collaboration  </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the recommendations of...
<ul><li>Thank You  </li></ul>
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Strategic presentation on Child Protection in Gauteng - Nov 2011

  1. 1. GEYODI BUDGET 2009 /10 GAUTENG DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Strategic Review 2011/12 Social Development Services PRESENTER : MS. Sabeya Shabudin November 2011
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>The Directorate Restorative services and Services to Children is </li></ul><ul><li>comprised of the following sub- programs that aims to provide </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated developmental social welfare services to the poor and </li></ul><ul><li>Vulnerable people in partnership with stakeholders and civil </li></ul><ul><li>society : </li></ul><ul><li>SB 9.2. Substance Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>SB 9.4. Crime Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>SB 9.6. Child Care and Protection </li></ul><ul><li>SB 9.7. Victim Empowerment Services </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aims <ul><li>Expansion of services to all eligible </li></ul><ul><li>Increase access to services </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening of partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Improve service delivery system </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen capacity to deliver </li></ul>
  4. 4. Current: Directorate Restorative Justice and Services to Children
  5. 5. Proposed structure
  6. 6. <ul><li>9.2. Substance Abuse </li></ul>
  7. 7. Purpose/ objective of the sub program <ul><li>To provide integrated Substance abuse prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services to 33 151 service recipients by 2013 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key policy Development (s) and legislative changes <ul><li>The Department has drafted Integrated Provincial Substance Abuse Strategy to combat substance abuse in the province. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Norms and Standards for Out-patient Treatment Centres have been approved by the National Minister and they are being piloted at two sites in Gauteng Province. The two pilot sites are SANCA Eastern Gauteng and SANCA Vaal Triangle. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Department of Social development has handed over the delegations of the Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependency Act 20 of 1992 to the province. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of policy on the treatment of girls and women (in process) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Overview of the Service delivery environment <ul><li>The Department of Health and Social Development is the lead Department in provision of substance abuse prevention and treatment services. The Department has noted an increase in substance abuse in the province. In response to this challenge, the Department has developed an integrated substance abuse strategy that will improve effectiveness of service delivery and reduce the incidence of substance abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>The Department has 1 state treatment centre and fund 6 NPO inpatient treatment centres and 25 NPO Out-patient treatment centres. The funded treatment centres renders prevention, treatment and after care and reintegration services. The Department has funded three new NPOs during the period under review </li></ul><ul><li>The Department is maintaining a Provincial Substance abuse forum and 23 Local Drug Action Committees. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>Establishment of two new in-patient treatment centres in West Rand Region Sterkfontein Hospital and in Sedibeng Region. </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of the bed capacity for girl children at Dr Fabian and Florence Ribeiro Treatment centre to admit 110 girl children </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of treatment services at Primary Health Care Facilities (CHC) </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted programmes for youth in and out of school including: Integrated GPG Holiday programmes, Ke Moja drug prevention programme and Peer Educators programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Foetal alcohol syndrome prevention programmes </li></ul><ul><li>After care and reintegration must occur at all Community Health Clinics (CHC) with extended hours and funded registered NPOs </li></ul><ul><li>Establish 6 more LDACs </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the Regional Drug Action Committees and Provincial Substance abuse Forum </li></ul>
  11. 11. Key performance areas of the programme cont… <ul><li>The Department will commission Research on the efficacy of funded substance programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the integrated strategy will intensify efforts by government departments to reduce the supply of alcohol and drugs, demand for and harm caused by alcohol and drugs . </li></ul>
  12. 12. Specific events planned and projects for 2011/12 FY <ul><li>Commemoration of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by UNODC: 26 TH June 2011 (24 th June) </li></ul><ul><li>The Department will commission Research on the efficacy of funded substance programmes </li></ul><ul><li>The implementation of the integrated strategy will intensify efforts by government departments to reduce the supply of alcohol and drugs, demand for and harm caused by alcohol and drugs </li></ul>
  13. 13. Constraints and Challenges <ul><li>Gaps within the Act with regards to registration and monitoring of treatment centers </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of other key stakeholders in the implementation of substance programs </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility of treatment centers </li></ul><ul><li>No dedicated officials for implementation of substance abuse program at Regional level. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Recommendations <ul><li>Approval of the strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment from the Health branch increase capacity at CHC (inpatient and out patient services) </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen intersectoral collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of the posts and alignment with the national framework approved by MINMEC </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>9.4. Crime Prevention </li></ul>
  16. 16. Objective/Purpose of the Sub-Programme <ul><li>To provide comprehensive social work services to children and adults in conflict with the law </li></ul><ul><li>To provide integrated crime prevention and support services to 43 525 children in conflict with the law by 2013 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Key policy development(s) and legislative changes <ul><li>The Child Justice Act came into operation from the 1 st April 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>The Policy Framework for the Accreditation of Diversion services was developed and finalized in August 2010. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Overview of the service delivery environment <ul><li>The Department has dedicated personnel (Probation Officers and Assistant Probation Officer) to render services </li></ul><ul><li>The Department has continued to assess all children referred by the SAPS and Courts. </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of Diversion and home based supervision for all children who meet the criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of secure care services to children in conflict with the law (2 state run and 1 outsourced). The Department is currently completing the construction of a new secure care facility in Soshanguve which is due to be completed in 2011/12 financial year </li></ul>
  19. 19. Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>Assessment of all children referred by the SAPS and Courts. </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of Diversion and home based supervision for all children who meet the criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation of all diversion services </li></ul><ul><li>Provision of secure care services to children in conflict with the law. </li></ul><ul><li>Training program for all Probation officers and APOs on the Act. </li></ul><ul><li>Child and Youth Care workers, and NGOs to be trained on the Act </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and Evaluation of programmes to ensure compliance with legislative and policy mandates </li></ul><ul><li>Rendering of social crime prevention awareness and prevention programmes </li></ul>
  20. 20. Specific events planned and /or projects for the 2011/12 FY <ul><li>Accreditation of all diversion service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the expansion of programmes to cater for children below 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Develop practice guidelines regarding after care services for youth in conflict with the law and their families. </li></ul><ul><li>Training and Capacity building on Probation Guidelines and Child Justice Act </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate Provincial Social Crime Prevention Awareness event: October 2011(Welfare month) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Constraints and challenges <ul><li>The decline in the number of children arrested impacted on children assessed, referred to secure care centres and also the number referred to diversion programmes </li></ul><ul><li>The evaluation for criminal capacity for children between the ages of 10-14 is a challenge as there are few psychiatrists and psychologists available to provide this service. The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is negotiating with the Department of Health and Social Development to address this. </li></ul><ul><li>Finalization of the Accreditation process within stipulated timeframe: number of applications received. </li></ul><ul><li>Finalization of the secure facility in Soshanguve </li></ul>
  22. 22. Recommendations <ul><li>Expand the staff establishment at provincial office f or implementation of Child Justice Act and alignment with National framework approved by MINMEC </li></ul><ul><li>Fast track the completion of Secure Care in Soshanguve </li></ul>
  23. 23. Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>9.6. Child Care and Protection </li></ul>
  24. 24. KEY POLICY DEVELOPMENTS AND LEGISLATIVE CHANGES <ul><li>The new Children’s Act 38 /2005 was promulgated and came into effect on 01 April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Delegations for the Children’s Act 38 /2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for Adoptions and International Social Services </li></ul><ul><li>Child Protection Protocols and Costing Tool for CANE </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Norms and Standards for Child and Youth Care Centres (CYCCs): Processes for Social Workers in CYCC’s incl. Schools of Industries </li></ul>
  25. 25. Over view of the service delivery environment <ul><li>Children are the future of any society in the world, and should therefore be treated with the highest level of care and protection and their development should form the cornerstone of each and every society. However children’s rights continue to be trampled upon across societies. In South Africa, according to the Midyear Population Estimates, there is an estimated 15.3 million children aged 0-14 and about 2 million of them live in the Gauteng province. </li></ul><ul><li>In this province, children continue to face a number of challenges, all caused and exacerbated by the socio economic conditions they find themselves in. </li></ul><ul><li>The first and most critical challenge facing children is Child Poverty, it is well established that conditions associated with poverty have the most powerful and pervasive impact on the broadest range of negative child outcomes. Despite other influences, as poverty conditions increase, the risks of prenatal development, neo natal and child health, child care, exposure to accidents and violence, poor educational preparation all increase. This, an indication that poverty at an early age may be more damaging than when it occurs later, particularly where health and educational outcomes are concerned </li></ul>
  26. 26. SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS <ul><li>The Department is mandated to provide services to all vulnerable groups of society, the poorest of the poor and critically amongst others women, youth and children. </li></ul><ul><li>The nature and content of these services are conceptualised in the White Paper for Social Welfare and the Integrated Service Delivery Model. </li></ul><ul><li>  The delivery of these services in highly populated province such as Gauteng presents a significant challenge for the Department ,since high levels of people migrating into the province contributes to an increase in the demand for various services the department renders. According to the Community Survey released in October 2007, Gauteng Province experienced a 13,9 % population growth from the 9.58 million counted in 2001 to 10.3 million counted in 2007, higher than the average rate of growth for the entire South African population. The Mid Year Provincial Estimates, published by Statistics SA, projects that the population of Gauteng might increase to 10.7 million at the end of 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>  The resultant social factors contributes to an increase in the demand for services rendered by the Department. As a result of these conditions an increase in the need for social services is experienced across the province. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  27. 27. SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS <ul><li>Whilst children are the future of any society; they should be treated with the highest level of care and protection. Their development should form the cornerstone of each and every community. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the Mid -year Population Estimates, there is an estimated 15.3 million children aged 0-14 yrs in S. A. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 2 million Children live in the Gauteng province. </li></ul><ul><li>  The first and most critical challenge facing children is Child Poverty, it is well established that conditions associated with poverty have the most powerful and pervasive impact on the broadest range of negative child outcomes. Despite other influences, as poverty conditions increase, the risks to children increases. </li></ul><ul><li>This, an indication that poverty at an early age may be more damaging than when it occurs later, particularly where health and educational outcomes are concerned </li></ul><ul><li>  In a review study carried out by the Human Sciences Research Council in November 2008, Gauteng Province accounts for 10% of the totality of Child Poverty in the country. </li></ul>
  28. 28. CROSS-CUTTING PROGRAMMES <ul><li>  The Gauteng Programme of Action for children promotes the well-being of children and intensified all efforts to make Gauteng : A Province Fit for Children. </li></ul><ul><li>Intergovernmental forums were formed by different levels of government in the province and facilitation meetings were held to properly coordinate child care services in the province. </li></ul><ul><li>A flagship programme to tackle child poverty , the Bana Pele Programme has been implemented. This programme aimed to ensure that vulnerable children receive a comprehensive package of services from Gauteng Provincial Departments through a single window. The programme was implemented in partnership with Department of Education and so far has benefited more than 1 million children through services such as no school fee policy, school uniform, school nutrition programmes </li></ul><ul><li>  The Department in the past few years implemented a variety of services for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in partnership with HCBC organisations throughout the province. A total of 215 HCBC organisations were funded at the end of December 2010, to provide services to 105 666 OVCs. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>In mitigating the effects of child poverty in the province, the implementation of the Gauteng Programme of Action for children which promotes the wellbeing of children was intensified in an effort to make Gauteng province fit for children. Intergovernmental forums were formed by different levels of government in the province and facilitation meetings were held to properly coordinate child care services in the province. The flagship programme to tackle child poverty known as “Bana Pele” was also implemented. This programme aimed to ensure that vulnerable children receive a comprehensive package of services from Gauteng Provincial Departments through a single window. The programme was implemented in partnership with Department of Education and so far has benefited more than 1 million children through services such as no school fee policy, school uniform, school nutrition programmes </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly, an increasing number of children are being orphaned on a yearly basis. In fact the rate in South Africa is particularly high. Orphans are not only traumatised by the loss of their parents, they may also lack the necessary parental guidance through the crucial life stages of identity formation and socialisation into adulthood. The leading cause of an increase in the number of Orphans is HIV and Aids and therefore the increase in the number of infections and deaths related to the scourge could heavily increase the number of orphans. The Department in the past few years implemented a variety of services for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in partnership with HCBC organisations throughout the province. A total of 215 HCBC organisations were funded at the end of December 2010 to provide services to 105 666 OVCs. </li></ul>
  29. 29. CHILDREN’S SUB-PROGRAMME : SERVICES & PRIORITIES <ul><li>The priority is a provision of programmes, services and facilities for the development, care, and protection of the rights of children. </li></ul><ul><li>  The strategic goal is to provide integrated child care services to 246 310 children by 2013 </li></ul><ul><li>To develop and monitor the implementation of integrated programmes for children. Monitoring the Implementation of Legislation and Policy </li></ul><ul><li>SIGNIFICANT SERVICES & ACHIEVEMENTS: </li></ul><ul><li>The drafting, consolidation and strong endeavors toward implementation of legislation and the new Children’s Act 38 /2005 saw the widespread capacity –building of the Act in terms of foster care, Child Protection, CYCC’s (including shelters), ECD and Partial Care reaching departmental staff, NGO’s and Municipalities. </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment completed in form of joint audit of CYCC’s/ Schools of Industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Child Protection Launch incorporated into the National Event and the launch of the new Children’s Act by the National President and a focus on ECD centres. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  30. 30. PRIORITIES FOR THE 2011/12 FINANCIAL YEAR: <ul><li>Provision of ECD and Services to Children living & Working on the Streets. </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Transformation AND Capacity -Building for CYCC’s/ Shelters </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of provincial survey of children living on the streets, and an infrastructure audit of shelters. </li></ul><ul><li>Development andcapacity –building of Partial Care/ ECD entity: Registration and compliance of ECD/ Partial Care programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping and verification of ECD sites (programmes) in Gauteng. </li></ul><ul><li>The Department is maintaining a Provincial Forum for CYCC’s and 5 regional Child Protection Committees. </li></ul><ul><li>Foster Care, Alternative Care, Adoption and Child Care & Protection Services. </li></ul>
  31. 31. LINKAGES TO 20 PTP <ul><li>During 2009 and 2010/11, the demand for services in the 20 PTP + the mapping and identification for the funding of these services has led to the following: </li></ul><ul><li>ECD is an APEX Programme, and as part of the 20 PTP provides increased access and care for children in previously disadvantaged areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Vital development and building of Prototype Facilities in the 20 PTP has transpired. </li></ul><ul><li>7 Prototypes has been built in Ekurhuleni, 3 in North Rand , 3 in West Rand and 1 in Sedibeng: </li></ul><ul><li>ECD Programmes are targeted for development and capacity building; and offers access for children to the programmes. </li></ul>
  32. 32. PROGRAMME MAPPING: REGIONS LINKED TO PROVINCE <ul><li>Capacity building on the Legislation and Focus areas of ECD, Foster Care, Street Children and Child Protection has been given in excess of 960 Social Service Professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>7 Prevention and Awareness programmes for the Protection of Children have been implemented across the Regions and Province: </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 9116 beneficiaries have been reached and ; great success achieved with 2010 FIFA World Cup and the Holiday programmes. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Currently 560 Reported cases of Child abuse, and subsequent counselling services. </li></ul><ul><li>55 597 Children place in Foster Care in the Province. </li></ul><ul><li>329 Children Adopted. </li></ul><ul><li>959 Registered and Funded ECD sites (accumulative figure): 59 211 children as beneficiaries provided with ECD services and funding. </li></ul><ul><li>A total of 93 434 children participating in Private ECD programmes as well as government funded ECD’s. </li></ul>
  34. 34. PROGRAMME MAPPING: REGIONS LINKED TO PROVINCE. <ul><li>109 NPO’s were funded and delivered Child Care & Protection Services. </li></ul><ul><li>68 CYCC’s (Children’s Homes) managed by NPO’s are registered </li></ul><ul><li>and funded, whilst 1 Children’s Homes is run by Government. </li></ul><ul><li>7 Government Places of Safety and 16 Shelters managed by NPO’s are registered and funded. </li></ul><ul><li>9 Drop In Centres managed by NPO’s registered and funded. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Implementation and monitoring of the Children’s Act </li></ul><ul><li>Increased number of beneficiaries for alternative care ( Tackling child poverty) </li></ul><ul><li>Registration of partial care facilities and ECD programs </li></ul><ul><li>Registration and transformation of Child and Youth Care Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management Plan for Foster Care / Foster Care backlog in the Province </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination of child protection services and PEI: Prevention and Early Intervention programs </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation and facilitation of the e- CPR (Child Protection Register) </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building: </li></ul><ul><li>CA training </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Foster Care Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Training on child abuse protocols and register </li></ul>Key performance areas of the programme
  36. 36. Specific events planned and projects for 2011/12 FY <ul><li>Child Protection Week Programmes/ Activities: 30 May – June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Foster Care Day : November 2011 (Co-ordinated by Regions) </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Day: November 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Provincial Integrated ECD Awards : June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>National ABSA ECD Awards: August/ September 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>ECD Indaba: October 2011(Welfare month) </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness Day Street Children: 24 th September 2011 </li></ul>
  37. 37. Constraints and challenges <ul><li>High number of unregistered ECD facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Increase demand for service vs. capacity to deliver </li></ul><ul><li>Intersectoral collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Increased cost due to requirements of the Act e.g. regulation 56 advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse interpretation of certain key section of the Children’s Act </li></ul>
  38. 38. Recommendations <ul><li>Intesectoral collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Intensify training of all social services professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation of powers to the municipalities with regards to ECD services and other services </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of the current directorate structure in line with the provisions of the Children’s Act and alignment with the national framework approved by MINMEC </li></ul><ul><li>Outsource the advert ( Regulation 56) function </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>9.7. Victim Empowerment </li></ul>
  40. 40. Purpose/ objective of the sub-program <ul><li>To provide integrated victim empowerment services to victims of crime and gender based violence </li></ul><ul><li>To provide integrated victim empowerment services to 3 421 victims of domestic violence by 2013 </li></ul>
  41. 41. Key policy Development (s) and Legislative changes <ul><li>The European Union funding and support to the strengthening of the Victim Empowerment programme continued. The programme was extended with a no cost extension. The five outcomes of the plan were: </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation plans for VE policies developed, disseminated and mass awareness of VE policy created </li></ul><ul><li>Improved coordination between VE govt. depts. both horizontally & vertically and with CSOs. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened capacity of all Government Departments staff to implement policies, and comply with minimum standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthened Institutional capacity of National & Provincial DSD & VE Coordinators of other govt. agencies to manage, coordinate & lead VEP. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the capacity of CSOs in delivering the services to victims of crime </li></ul>
  42. 42. Overview of the service delivery environment <ul><li>The Department is the lead Department for the management and coordination of the VEP. </li></ul><ul><li>The management of the Provincial VE forum will be continued and strengthened to ensure integrated service delivery by relevant government departments and NGO’s </li></ul><ul><li>The Department is funding 22 shelters for victims of gender based violence and has offered counselling services through the VE sites to victims of crime and gender based violence </li></ul><ul><li>The implementation of the EU programme in conjunction with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) VEP coordinator had a major impact for the VEP. The donor funding was managed by the National Department of Social Development and the implementation of the National Outcomes impacted on the provinces as well in particular relating to implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising on women’s rights, victims rights and the prevention of gender based violence will be key to all programmes </li></ul>
  43. 43. Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>Increase number of shelters from 22 funded shelters for abused women to 24 shelters (2 New: Soweto and Sedibeng)- two centers will be launched this financial year </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness campaign in response to the child abuse and pornography case (North Rand) </li></ul><ul><li>Door to door campaign to inform communities of the victim’s charter, sexual abuse and substance abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Provincial Programme in commemoration of Women’s Day </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops on Sexual Offences Act, Human Trafficking, International Social Services (ISS) and Children’s Act (PRR: Parental Rights and Responsibilities and Mediation) </li></ul>
  44. 44. Key performance areas of the programme <ul><li>Launch of the Every Day Heroes Cartoon as branding for VEP </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness Raising through the Every Day Heroes Cartoon on the six comics pertaining to: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking, Abuse of Older Persons, Abuse of Persons with Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Dialogue on Sexual Assault involving all departments within the criminal justice cluster(JCPS) </li></ul><ul><li>Launch the Sunnyside One Stop Centre for Victims of Gender based Violence (in collaboration with UNODC) </li></ul><ul><li>Launch and implementation of the strategy/ policy on the Engagement of Men and Boys in the eradication of gender based violence </li></ul><ul><li>Family counsellors provincial conference </li></ul>
  45. 45. Specific events planned and /or projects for the 2011/12 FY <ul><li>Take A Girl/Boy Child to work: 26 th May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Day: 09 th August 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Victims rights week: September 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention of Trafficking in persons: October 2011 (Welfare month) </li></ul><ul><li>International Men’s day: 18 th November 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>16 days of Activism: 25/11- 10/12 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>International women's day: 08 th March 2012 </li></ul>
  46. 46. Constraints and challenges <ul><li>The lack of dedicated VEP coordinators at regional level poses a great challenge </li></ul><ul><li>The integrated nature of the VEP programme requires dedicated participation and collaboration with all key government departments which is currently lacking </li></ul>
  47. 47. Recommendations <ul><li>Strengthen intersectoral collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the recommendations of the sustainability plan </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of the current directorate structure in line with the provisions of the VEP Sustainability and alignment with the national framework approved by MINMEC </li></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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