With JCW’s Advocacy initiatives, we aim to give children a voice. Through our Advocacy Department, the agency is able to maintain active involvement in legislative and policy processes relevant to the work being undertaken by the agency. JCW is a committed participant in the Gauteng Welfare/Social Service and Development Forum, the National Child Care and Protection Forum, and several other local, national and regional social service structures. The Department also focuses on capacity building, child participation, and stakeholder discussions on critical issues in the childcare and protection sector.

Recent Policy Briefs and commentary can be found in our Blog or by downloading the documents below.

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Foster Care Policy Brief

This policy brief looks at the historical causes of the current foster care crisis, recognises the considerable growth in the number of children in foster care and proposes amendments to the current legislation and other possible solutions in the best interests of the children affected.