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Vision Ensuring the Care and Protection of Children Mission We promote the well-being of all children, predominantly those in poor socio-economic communities by: Protecting Enhancing Empowering Networking Contributing Building Advocating

those in crisis and at risk the capacity of families and communities to protect and develop their children children to claim their rights and accept their responsibilities with other service providers for the benefit of the children to the development of National and International policies and legislation regarding children the capacity of other organisations to care for children for the rights of children

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CONTENT Message by the Chair Chief Executive’s Overview Direct Service Managers’ Overview Governance

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THEO NKONE The Board of Management continued to perform its fiduciary and strategic responsibilities, guiding the Management team through policy and strategy development. The Board continued to support and challenge the Executive management to be effective in delivering a quality service to our clients – mainly the government and end-clients who are the children at risk. Cape Town Child Welfare Society has remained relevant through its service delivery and advocacy functions and

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MESSAGE BY THE CHAIR remains committed to ensure that services on a national level serves children in the best way possible. The past financial year has however been a challenging year in respect of revenue generation. The on-going economic crises continued to impact the organisation which unfortunately resulted in the handing over of services in the Philippi East and Hout Bay areas to the Department of Social Development, as well as a reduction in the staff compliment. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to our donors who displayed their confidence in us, and we assure them of excellent returns for their investments by ensuring the care and protection of all children in need. We are deeply grateful to the Western Cape Department of Social Development, The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and the Community Chest of the Western Cape for their fantastic support to our organisation, with


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much needed funds for operating costs. We are also grateful for the wonderful support from all our other donors, who are recorded in the donor’s list in this report. The Board joined the fundraising efforts of the Organisation by establishing a Funding and Marketing Sub-Committee to strategize and map a way forward for that Department’s work. My sincere thanks and appreciation goes to all my fellow Board members for giving off their time and expertise voluntarily to ensure the success of Cape Town Child Welfare Society. I also wish to thank the Management, Staff and Volunteers for their tireless efforts in ensuring that the children and families in Cape Town received the vital services required to make their lives better and healthier. And finally I would also like to encourage everyone who reads this Annual Report to partner with us and be a


champion for children at risk, your gift irrespective of size will go a long way!


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During the past year the demand for our NIRESH services to children and RAMKLASS their families was an average of 42 new cases per week. We continued with specialized child protection services which eased our efforts in meeting the requirements of the new Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Our social work departments showed leadership and dedication in the face of overwhelming caseloads, high demands from statutory child protection intervention and foster care monitoring and support.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S OVERVIEW All other Departments joined hands with the social work departments during the past year to ensure our overall success. The reports from our Direct Service Departments reflect our service delivery achievements. The overall financial results show a deficit, which understandably can be attributed to the prevailing economic climate. The Western Cape Department of Social Development remains our major partner and continued to support our service delivery through funding and guidance. We are grateful for their support and that of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the Community Chest of the Western Cape and all our other donors listed in Donor’s List.


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Finally, I would like to thank our Board, Staff and volunteers for their tireless efforts and teamwork during the past financial year.

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The First Line Managers and Social INA VERMEULEN workers in the child protection field deal on a daily basis with the heartbreak of seeing children being maltreated. At the same time they must have the strength and conviction to be able to make sometimes difficult decisions to ensure the care and protection of children at risk. We therefore want to salute the first line managers and workers for their tremendous commitment and their willingness to give their all to ensure the wellbeing of a child. Thank you for your hard work! “Ensuring the Care and Protection of Children since 1908�

OVERVIEW OF DIRECT SERVICES High caseloads and limited resources remain a challenge. Social work staff members are continuously battling with the workload in order to reach ALL children in need of care and protection. We assisted 2011 new families referred, ensured the safety of 352 children through statutory intervention and assisted 1238 families through intervention services. The period has shown that neglect of children is still the main problem when it comes to child maltreatment. Statistics during the year has shown that social problems such as unemployment, poverty and substance abuse still play a major role in most of the families referred to us in respect of child neglect. The reports for Intake, Investigations and Intervention can be studied for detailed information. General Manager


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The harsh reality of the economic challenges being experienced by countries worldwide was felt by the organization for the period 2013/2014. The high staff turnover therefore failed to stabilize as staff continued to migrate to other opportunities in search of better salaries and more secure working conditions. This resulted in frequent disruptions to the continuity of service delivery and therefore client frustration as remaining staff struggled to address problems on their own caseloads as well as those in respect of vacant posts. Despite concerted efforts by all



concerned to fill posts further challenges such as an increasing backlog inevitably arose. In light of the aforementioned context a very difficult decision was taken by the Chief Executive in consultation with The Department of Social development to handover the Houtbay and Phillipi East caseloads to The Department for further service delivery. Therefore in addition to managing average caseloads of 130 per worker; the backlog as mentioned workers now also had to complete a total of 293 transfer summary reports as per the handover agreement reached with The Department. In the absence of a full staff complement at the time the First Line Manager and the Direct Service Manager had to complete these transfer summaries themselves. Therefore the staff who decided to remain with the organization and those who joined the organization during this very challenging period deserve special recognition and commendation for being able to achieve

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some of the following highlights despite the challenges as mentioned: Foster care: 914 children; 192 Birth parents; 1098 foster parents received foster care supervision services. The social workers report however that obtaining the cooperation of biological parents remains an ongoing challenge. Behaviour problems unfortunately continues to increase with resources required to address these problems remaining limited. Adoption: 28 adoptive placements were finalized and a total of 127 statutory reports were completed. The two social workers responsible for adoption continue to represent the organization at the DSD Recommendation Panel as well as the Coalition Panel on a regular basis. While the organization remains accredited to expedite intercountry adoptions within Australia effective networking practices between CTCWS and local accredited adoption agencies has resulted in only 2x “Ensuring the Care and Protection of Children since 1908�

inter country adoptions being investigated during the period under discussion. The organization is also very fortunate to have its own Alternative Care Panel who has provided expert guidance to the adoption unit on a quarterly basis for over 25 years. We would also like to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thank you to all our temporary safe carers who have assisted with caring for babies while the social workers determine their adoptability. Khayelitsha: Despite having a total caseload of 707 this unit made significant progress with addressing its foster grant application backlog as 61 children were placed in foster care for the period under review.

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PATRON OF CAPE TOWN CHILD WELFARE SOCIETY DESMOND TUTU – Archbishop Emeritus, Nobel Laureate “We believe that children are our future and our inspiration.” We each have a responsibility to make the world we live in a better, safer place for our children. Don’t be overwhelmed by the challenges. Good has and will always overcome evil. It is up to us to see that this happens. Cape Town Child Welfare has a tremendous track record for positive intervention in changing the lives of the young. I am proud to be associated with their work and congratulate the committee, staff and volunteers on their efforts with very limited resources.


2013-2014 Board Members

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Top L to R: Bottom L to R:

Mr T Nkone (Chair), Dr P Mbeje (Vice Chair), Dr P Abrahamse, Dr Keith Cloete, Dr J Kallis Mrs C Fraser, Mrs M Korevaar, Mr C De Beyer, Mr P Patel, Rev S Rala

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L to R: N Ramklass (Chief Executive), I Vermeulen (General Manager), C Roman (Senior Finance Manager), P Whitaker (Senior Direct Service Manager), R Jattiem (Human Resource Manager) Bottom L to R: M Wentzel (Snr First Line Manager: Admin), D Uys (Snr First Line Manager: Investigations), E Ramklass (Snr First Line Manager: Intake), E Farao (Snr First Line Manager: Intervention), P Ciya (First Line Manager: Khayelitsha), B Barry (First Line Manager: Alternative Care), H Ngema (First Line Manager: Alternative Care)

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DIRECT SERVICES REVIEW Areas of Operation *Athlone, Belgravia, Belthorn, Bokmakierie, Bridgetown, Crawford, Doornhoogte, Gatesville, Gleemore, Hazendal, Kewtown, , Landsdowne, Mountview, Romplvlei, Nerissa estate, Parktown, Penlyn Estate, Penati Estate, Rondebosch East, Rylands, Silvertown, Sunlands, Sybrand Park, Yorkshire Estate, Wetton, Kenwyn, Millers Camp, Pooke se Bos, Vygiesakraal, Waterfront, Greenhaven, Heideveld, Welcome Estate, Vanguard Estate, , Surrey Estate, Hanover Park, Newfields, Philippi Horticulture, Ottery, Eagle Park, Peacock Close, Pelican Heights, Lotus River, Schaapkraal, Phumlani Village, Khayelitsha Site C, Section A – J, Tembani, Bongweni, Kwezi Park, Manenberg, Tambo Village, Sherwood Park, Primrose Park, Tambo Square *Organisation worked in Philippi East (Klipfontein Mission, Thabo Mbeki, Bekela, Acasia Park, Never Never, Sweethome Farm, Pola park, Marcus Garvey, Better Life, Grave yard, Browns Farm, Block 6, Moonwood, Siyathalala, Siyazela, Hazeldene, Victoria Mzenge, Lower Crossroads, Joburg, Bukuzenzele, Mpinga Square, Vietnam) and Houtbay (Harbour & Imizamo Yethu) until end October 2013

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Intake services rendered to the communities are focused on children between the ages of 0 and 18 years old at risk and in need of care and protection in terms of the Children’s Act 38 0f 2005. The Intake Units are responsible for conducting risk- and family functioning assessments in respect of this children and their families and has to respond appropriately with statutory intervention in terms of the Children’s Act or developing appropriate intervention plans to address the specified problems or concerns affecting the children’s care, wellbeing and best interest.


Intake Services Social problems affecting the children negatively in all the areas are poverty, unemployment, overcrowded living circumstances, substance abuse, domestic violence, health problems such as HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis and crime & gang violence.

Graph 1: Risk Assessments conducted according 672 to Area





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During the year under review 2011 new families were assessed by our Intake social worker, on average 168 families per month and 42 families per week. (See Graph 1 for breakdown according to area). The concerns reported varied from child maltreatment to foster care applications and material assistance. 434 Families were referred as a result of child maltreatment (neglect,

physical, abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and abandonment). The number is similar than in the previous year, but has indicated a 9.1% decrease. The number of orphaned children referred increased with 11%. However the majority of the orphaned children referred were from Khayelitsha (69%).

Graph 2: Number of risk assessments according to allegations




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58% of the families referred were in respect of other concerns such as child support grants, material assistance, domestic violence and psychological problems. Although Khayelitsha had the highest number of new families referred as can be seen in Graph 1 they only needed to open 164 cases. 57.7% of the families referred were in respect of Child Support Grants, material assistance and maintenance. Only 0.2% of the families referred as a result of child maltreatment were from the Khayelitsha area which is an indication that child maltreatment is less prevalent in this area.

and interviewed 975 collaterals despite resignations and vacancies.

The Intake social workers conducted Form 36 removals of 124 children, Section 151 Openings in respect of 43 children and attended to Preliminary Investigations of 13 children which totals 180 Children in Need of Care and Protection. In total the Intake social workers and social auxiliary workers conducted 3775 office interviews, 1445 home visits, made 2029 telephone contacts, provided 206 background and other reports

The Intake staff members have the difficult task of making decisions in respect of further services to the children and their families. This is a massive responsibility as the future of the child concerned depends on the decisions made. The staff members therefore have to be commended for their commitment and resilience.


Until the end of October 2013 there were 9 social workers and 2 social auxiliary workers and thereafter 7 social workers and 2 social auxiliary workers who had to ensure that ALL children referred receive care and protection as stipulated in The Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Although challenging this was accomplished. We want to commend and thank the managers and staff members for their hard work and commitment.

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Investigation services focus on the in depth investigations in respect of allegations of neglect, abuse, abandonment, orphan hood and other social problems impacting on the care and protection of children. In order to open and/or finalise Children’s Court Inquiries. The services were rendered until the end of October 2013 by 11 social workers and 3 social auxiliary workers and thereafter by 9 social workers and 2 social auxiliary workers. The workers are responsible to recommend appropriate placement options to the Children’s Court in respect of

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Investigation Services the concerned children. Placement options include foster care placement, placement in a Child and Youth Care Centre or return to the parent under conditions as stipulated by The Children’s Court. The workers are also responsible for preliminary investigations ordered by the court in order to assist the court in making a decision if a Children’s Court Inquiry should be opened. Graph 3: Breakdown of cases closed or transferred 334 209 69



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Graph 3 indicates the movement of cases. The majority of the 334 cases closed are from Philippi East and Houtbay due to the cases transferred to The Department of Social Development at the end of October 2014. The cases included foster care applications which still need to be finalized and Children's Court Inquiries which were finalized by the workers. 209 Cases were transferred for supervision and family reunification services after the children were placed in foster care or in a Child and Youth Care Centre and 69 cases were transferred to Intervention either for mediation or for monitoring and support after the children were returned to the parent/s by The Children’s Court. During the period 352 cases appeared in the Children’s Court. Of the 352 cases, 274 cases were finalized and 78 cases were taken over to the 2014/2015 financial year as the matters were not finalized. The breakdown of cases finalized according to the areas can be seen in Graph 4.


Graph 4: Children's Court Cases completed 70

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Investigation services remain challenging due to the amount of cases necessitating the opening of Children’s Court Inquiries. This is in spite of the fact that the opening of a Children’s Court Inquiry is seen as the last option. Evidence of this can be seen in the fact that the Intake workers only opened 167 Children’s Court Inquiries and a further 35 by the Investigation workers.

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This constitutes only 6% of the cases newly referred to the organization. Graph 5: Activities conducted

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of witnesses, high mobility of parents in informal settlements as well as the difficulty to trace parents in other provinces. At the same time they need to conduct investigations in respect of families where a decision still has to be made if a children’s court inquiry is indicated. The Investigation staff members have the task of proofing to the court that the child concern is in need of care and protection and recommend the correct placement option to the court. The staff members therefore have to be commended for their commitment to and advocacy for each child they work with.

The workers deal on average with 25 active Children’s Court Inquiries at a time. In respect of each enquiry in depth investigations need to be conducted and the workers need to appear several times in court. The finalization of children’s court inquiries has become more and more a challenge due to cases being contested with the assistance of lawyers and the calling “Ensuring the Care and Protection of Children since 1908”


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Intervention services focus on mediation in respect of contact and care or parenting plans, family preservation services and monitoring and support to families where the court returned children to parents under the supervision of a social worker. The services were rendered until the end of October 2013 by 7 social workers and 2 social auxiliary workers. As of November 2013 after the return of services in Philippi East and Houtbay to The Department of Social Development the services are rendered by 6 social workers and 2 social auxiliary workers.


Intervention Services The main purpose of the services is to preserve families through either family preservation services or to ensure contact and care with significant family members. Children’s Court Inquiries will only be opened once all efforts to preserve the family have failed. 368

Graph 6: Intervention cases according to area 291 235 185 125

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The majority of the Intervention cases are in the Athlone area. See Graph 6 for breakdown of cases according to area. 827

Graph 7: Intervention cases according to service


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Contact & Court Care Monitoring & Support

The Care and Contact cases increased with 13% from the previous period. The Care & Contact cases remain the cases that demand the most social work attention and time although it is only 15% of the total Intervention caseload. The cases are time consuming and extremely challenging as mediation is difficult due to conflict “Ensuring the Care and Protection of Children since 1908”

amongst the parties and non-attendance of appointments although the application was made by them at court. Several mediation sessions and counseling has to be attempted before agreements can be reached. The cases need further attention after the order has been made at The Children’s Court as the organisation is then also responsible for monitoring of the care and contact of the children concerned. Graph 8: Family Preservation services according to concerns 336

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As can be seen from Graph 8, 41% of the families benefitting from Family preservation and monitoring services are due to neglect. It is therefore evident that neglect is still the biggest concern due to unemployment, parenting inadequacy and substance abuse. Family Preservation and monitoring services to the families included 121 strength-based assessments, 165 family group conferences, 430 counseling sessions, 1023 home visits, 507 office interviews and 397 telephone contacts. Care and Contact services included 140 assessments, 86 mediation sessions, reports and plans provided and orders finalized in respect of 66 children and monitoring visits in respect of 39 children. It has been a challenge for the workers to reach all the families on a regular basis due to the demand by certain cases. It is however evident that the workers have tried


their utmost to render quality services and to ensure that children remain protected within their families of origin. For that the workers have to be commended.

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Foster Care supervision services focus on the supervision of foster care placements and reunification services to biological parents/ families of foster children and children in Child and Youth Care Centres. The services were rendered by 12 social workers, 2 community development workers and 2 social auxiliary workers until the end of October 2013 and thereafter by 10 social workers, 2 community development workers and 2 social auxiliary workers. The foster care supervision social workers have to ensure that placements of children in alternative care remain safe and that appropriate care is provided hence “Ensuring the Care and Protection of Children since 1908�

Foster Care Supervision Services the emphasis on renewing Foster Care Orders. It is also the responsibility of the workers to intervene statutorily when siblings of children already in alternative care are maltreated and therefore at risk. The services are rendered through the implementation of individual case management as well as the facilitation of groups with foster parents, birth parents and foster children. At the beginning of the period the overall caseload was 1541 cases. Due to the transfer of services in respect of Philippi East and Houtbay the caseload decreased to a total amount of 1321 cases at the end of the period in spite of new cases received. See Graph 9 for a breakdown of the caseload according to areas at the end of the period.


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Due to the transfer of services in respect of Philippi East and Houtbay a total of 340 cases were transferred externally. Due to the age of the child or reunification a total of 20 cases were closed. In addition 208 new supervision and/or reunification cases were received after the finalization of The Children’s Court Inquiry.

Graph 9: Foster Care Supervision Cases per Area 286

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Graph 10: Internal and External movement of cases 148



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The majority of the social workers’ time and resources are dedicated to the statutory requirements in respect of children in alternative care. This varies from Section 158 extension of orders every two years to Section 171


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transfers, Section 175 discharge, Section 176 extensions after a child already reached the age of 18 and Section 186 extensions of orders. Graph 11: Breakdown of Statutory Intervention 181 130





and collaterals, the completion of school functioning forms and the tracing of birth parents if their whereabouts are unknown. The managers and staff members are commended for the commitment and hard work during the period especially between September 2013 and March 2014. During this period the bulk of the statutory reports were completed and in addition 293 summary reports were compiled for the transfer of the Philippi East and Houtbay cases.

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The adoption service is a central service that is rendered by the organization. The organization also has an agreement with the Australian Government for international adoptions between Australia and South Africa. The team consists of 2 full-time social workers and 1 part-time social worker. The part-time social worker is only responsible for post adoption services. The range of services rendered are counseling of birth parents, counseling, screening and training of adoptive parents, screening of temporary safe care parents,


Adoption Services support groups as well as all the statutory obligations up until when the Adoption Order is granted. Due to the changes in The Children’s Act there has been an increased emphasis on birth fathers’ rights. This meant that the social workers have to devote more time and resources to the tracing and locating of birth fathers. This includes gathering collateral evidence such as affidavits, newspaper notices, counseling and paternity tests. This has resulted in a number of birth fathers deciding to keep their children, which is a positive outcome for the child concerned. The changes in the Act and national Policy and Guidelines have however also meant that the amount of time, work and resources needed have increased tremendously.

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As indicated in Graph 12 the social workers managed to conduct 171 home visits, complete 127 statutory reports, counsel 47 birth parents, orientate 61 prospective adoptive parents, counsel 84 adoptive parents and screen & train 13 prospective adoptive parents.

Graph 12: Adoption services rendered 84

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Graph 13: Post Adoption services 186


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Adoptees counselled

Post Adoption Reunions


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Post Adoption services include the tracing of birth parents and birth relatives, counseling of adoptive parents, birth parents and birth relatives and facilitating family reunification where possible. Graph 13 indicates the activities completed in respect of post adoption services. The social workers in addition run an Adoption support group, The Rainbow Group, once a month. The meeting alternates between a meeting for the adults and a children’s group. The Department of Social Development’s adoption panel is attended every three weeks where all adoptions are presented for recommendation. The panel checks that all legal requirements are met and processes have been followed. The quarterly Adoption Coalition meetings are also attended to ensure that best practice principles are adhered to. Successful networking takes place with other adoption agencies such as ABBA and PROCARE to share adoptive children and parents in order to


successfully match adoptive children to adoptive parents and therefore prevent unnecessary international adoptions. The workers have to be commended for their commitment to find the best suitable parents for adoptive children and their ongoing support to the children and both birth and adoptive parents.

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Prevention services were rendered by 8 community development workers until the end of October 2013 and 6 thereafter. The service is rendered in an attempt to educate communities, parents and children regarding child abuse, services, resources and The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 in an attempt to reduce child maltreatment.

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The services focused on the following:

the signs of possible abuse in order to protect their children Information Dissemination to educate communities in respect of Cape Town Child Welfare Society services and resources available Education in respect of The Children’s Act 38 of 2005 Parenting Skills Training to equip parents with the ability to provide positive and appropriate care to their children Skills Development of children to teach them life skills and leadership skills Holiday Programs focusing on fun as well as educational activities.

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Graph 14: Persons reached through Prevention Programs 2572 1794 1448 990




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The annual financial statements for the yearending 31 March 2014 have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards for Small- and Medium-size Entities (SME) and will be available at the Annual General Meeting or on request from the Society. Although the income target was achieved, our expenditure remained problematic.

Key points to note: 1. Transport Society Vehicles exceeded the budget because Fuel and Oil costs escalated.


FINANCE REVIEW 2. Advertisements: The placement of advertisements increased due to the large turn-over in Professional Staff. Some staff members were lured away for better remunerated posts with the Department of Social Development. 3. Photocopy Costs – Service charges and usage of the copiers are high. 4. Maintenance of Equipment – Computer repairs, annual renewal of computer licenses, assurances of hardware and software for Dell Server and Sage ERP, Microsoft upgrades. We installed a new network linkup from Server to Unity Cottage for Adoption and Alternative Care Teams.

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5. Maintenance of Vehicles: Mechanical repairs, Body repairs, Tracker and Netstar satellite tracking, vehicle licenses and servicing of vehicles. 6. Building maintenance: Maintenance done to Unity Cottage to accommodate Adoption and Alternative Care teams. We built a new security hut at the front gate. 7. Education & Recreation: Holiday programs and World Aids day. 8. Professional Consultants (external) – Labournet consulted with the retrenchment of staff. The organization is still struggling with it fundraising endeavours. Because of this the financial year ended with a deficit on the operating expenditure. We wish to thank those donors who have made continuous, magnanimous and expeditious contributions.

The Finance Department produces monthly accounts for the Organisation which has seven core departments. The accounting software company has changed their company name to SAGE ERP. The assurance plan with SAGE ERP entitles this organization to free upgrades/new versions, when it becomes available on the market. The SAGE ERP Accounting System facilitates drill-down methodologies which reach right to the core of the individual entries in the ledgers. It is a userfriendly system which interfaces with the SAGE VIP Payroll system and allows us to import export data. Comparative year-on-year financial figures can also be produced. The staff in the finance department has been reduced from five to three members. We wish to thank the accounting staff for their diligent and loyal support.

Senior Finance Manager

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Board Nelson Gross National Lodging, Goverment Community Mandela Membershi Administrat Finanace crĂŠche & collections Lottery subsidy Chest WP Children's p fees ion fees Income from public Trust counselling Fnd fees 10 779 267 1 555 959 4 097 774 308 813 111 387 417 92 965 825 600 93 246

Draft 2014 12 454 725 1 913 235


1 740 246

343 089

745 141



85 279

33 381

Other income 1 445 275 1 591 158

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12 858 729

Transport & office 2 991 250

Draft 2014

11 860 926

3 064 906

Staff expenses

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Land & buildings expenses 1 531 729

Domestic expenses 337 011

1 738 356

142 987

Professional & Supplementary Other expenses special services assistance 1 137 426 174 191 2 715 258

661 196

156 796

4 368 283


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DONORS & FRIENDS The Department of Social Development, WC The National Lottery Distribution Fund Community Chest, WC Alexander Forbes Financial Services NEDBANK N D Auto Coach Works N D Breakdown Services Kenilworth Racing (Pty) Ltd Elan Polo S A Powerbase Movement Joints cc Suiderland Development Corporation Ltd HWB Communications Bohle Conference & Language Services cc Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Adriaan Carter Louw Trust B & SM Goldstein Trust Brendalyn & Ernest E Stempel Foundation c/o The Dudley Family D J's Against Rape and Abuse Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation


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ER Tonnesen Will Trust Estate Late Gillian Nicolaysen Estate Late J O M Rathfelder Estate Late Mrs E H T Cluver Forebaby (Pty) Ltd Give - Social Media Response Given Gain Greater Good South Africa Greenbacks J. A. Miller (Hotchin) Trust Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust My School Sabine Plattner African Charities The A F Scratchley Will Trust The Alison and Bill Charitable Trust The Anna Groninger Charitable Trust The B P Meaker Will Trust The C & E Harding Charitable Trust The Colin Campbell Trust The Diane Kaplan Charity Trust The Din Din Trust “Ensuring the Care and Protection of Children since 1908”

The Douglas Jooste Trust The E J Lombardi Trust The Edith Wilma Muller Charitable Trust The Frank and Edna Bradlow Charitable Trust The Frank Robb Charitable Trust The G H Starck Trust Fund The Gray Trust The Hillary and Dorothy Champion Charitable Trust The J C Coetzee Trust Nr 2 The J E T Lee Will Trust The Lynette Croudace Trust The M J Moldenhauer Trust The Mary Stephen Trust The Mathers Trust The Nussbaum Foundation D. Albeldas D. Joubert Dr Solanki Dr Abrahamse Dr Bailey Dr Du Plessis


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Dr Kallis Dr Movsowitz J P Guyeu Lady Graaff Messrs Jeffries Mr Whittal Mr and Mrs Crawford Mr and Mrs Jeffery Mr and Mrs Norton Mr and Mrs Thomas Mr Black Mr Coburn Mr Cudlipp Mr Durham Mr Fitzgerald Mr Goldsmith Mr Greig Mr Hendricks Mr Kuni Mr Underhill Mr Van Ginkel


Mrs Benjamin Swales/ Ms N Meulen Mrs Clarke Mrs Du Toit Mrs Fried Mrs Goldschmidt Mrs Horrigan Mrs Jacobs Mrs Lumb Mrs Marinus Mrs O'Malley Mrs Penberthy Mrs Starke Mrs Swan Mrs Titus Mrs Unger Mrs van Zyl Mrs. Krumm Ms De Souza Ms Goldstein Ms Harris Ms Jordaan

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