They are beautiful; they are sweet; they are innocent and full of love.  Children bring joy in our lives and we must always protect them with all that we are. Let us nurture them as they blossom into the adults of tomorrow.

The most precious resource of any country is its people and a nation is judged by how it treats its most vulnerable…

At Opti Eyewear Optometrist we recognise the importance of Child Protection Week, observed 27 May – 2 June 2019. It is a cause that is very close to our hearts. As such, the protection of children must actually be emphasized and practiced throught the year.

Protect the children today because what we show them now, is what they will practice tomorrow.

Useful Resources

Childline South Africa: 0800 055 555

Children’s Act 38 of 2005
Download The Act:

From the SA Government

Get help

The Department of Social Development has a pilot call centre dedicated to provide support and counselling to victims of gender based violence:

The toll free number to call is 0800 428 428 (0800 GBV GBV) to speak to a social worker for assistance and counselling. Callers can also request a social worker from the Command Centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from any cell phone.

You can also get help at:
Child Welfare South Africa: 0861 4 CHILD (24453) / 011 452-4110 /

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