Child Protection Services deal with cases of abuse and severe neglect of children, and when a child seems to be suffering from, or is at risk of, significant harm.

What you'll get

Child Protection Services investigate referrals received from various sources such as schools, Police, medical doctors and other professionals, from calls received on Supportline 179, as well as from the general public. Social workers carry out investigations and assessments whenever there are allegations that a child is suffering, or is at risk of suffering, from significant harm resulting from physical, sexual, emotional abuse and/or neglect.


General eligibility criteria:

  • Mandatory reporting is the concept whereby particular individuals, often professionals, in formal or informal settings in contact with children, are obliged by law to report knowledge or strong suspicions of child maltreatment.

How to apply

Print and fill in the Referral and send by email to [email protected]