Child Protection Week (CPW) 29 May- 05 June 2016 will be observed under the national theme: “Let Us All Protect Children to Move South Africa Forward”

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Child Protection Week (May ) is an annual national awareness campaign led by Government through the Department of Social Development, to uphold Government’s commitment to protect and promote children’s rights in partnership with civil society.

The Department of Social Development will launch National Child Protection Week in Braakspruit Farm, Klerksdorp on 29 May 2016.


The theme for the next five years is “Let Us All Protect Children to Move South Africa Forward”. This theme was approved by the NCCPF on 20 August 2015. The theme highlights the significance of everyone’s responsibility of ensuring that all children are protected.


The 1st of June is commemorated globally as the International Children’s Day. As part of the planned activities for this campaign, President Jacob Zuma will, visit Child and Youth Care Centres in Attridgeville to highlight government interventions in the care and protection of vulnerable children. 


The closing ceremony of the Child Protection Week will be held on 5 June 2016 in Amersfoort, near Ermelo, Mpumalanga Province.