Safety and Security

Safe and Clean Environments

  • Children are very susceptible to illness and injury, so spaces for children should be kept safe and clean (this includes homes, ECD Centers, play areas, outdoor spaces).
  • Ensure children are protected from sewage and keep environments free from open defecation.
  • Keep areas safe from hazards (broken glasses, chemicals, electrical sockets/wires).
  • Teach children about road safety and protect them from busy roads.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

  • Alcohol and substance abuse in homes increases the risk of children being mistreated and can severely impact child development.
  • Do not drink or use substances while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not expose children to drugs or alcohol, or to adults under the influence of substances.
  • Protect children from alcohol within communities and keep them away from shebeens.


  • Violence is a big problem in our community. Keep children protected from violence and shield them from. Violence by providing love and care.
  • Speak. To your children about the risks of child abuse and encourage them to tell you about anything that makes them uncomfortable.
  • Teach your children about their ‘private’ areas on their bodies (genitals and anus) and believe them if they report any instances of inappropriate behaviour.
  • Remember – its very rare for children to lie about abuse and in most instances, child abuse is committed by someone known to the child (family member, trusted adult, friend).
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