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Child death reviews study

This project involves the piloting of child death review teams as a mechanism to improve the identification and criminal justice outcomes of fatal child abuse. In addition, the project will monitor the effectiveness the child death review teams through the use of standardised indicators to improve case identification. The overall goal is to prevent child deaths through the identification of gaps and barriers in the child protection system.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013 09:33

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Child rights and child law for health and allied professionals

This accredited five-day course provides cutting-edge education in child rights and child law for health and allied professionals – including up-to-date training on consent to medical treatment and the reporting of child abuse and neglect as outlined in the Children’s Act. It examines the relationship between children’s rights and child health, and aims to equip health and allied professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to realise children’s rights in their daily practice.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:55

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Child-centred analysis of government’s budgets

South Africa’s comprehensive range of laws, policies and programmes to realise children’s rights need to be adequately resourced in order to reach all children in need. This project conducts annual child-centred analyses of government’s budgets to assess whether the state is allocating and spending adequate budgets to realise children’s rights. Ultimately, the project wants to contribute to ensuring that adequate resources are allocated for the effective delivery of services to children, and that these resources are spent in children's best interests.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:13

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Children Count – Abantwana Babalulekile

Children Count – Abantwana Babalulekile is an ongoing project that provides time-series statistics on the status of children in South Africa to multiple audiences. The statistics and related commentary, as well as information on the data sources, are available at

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:26

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