JCW provides training and hands on experience to lift up communities in our area and enhance the expertise of Social Workers within our sector. The following are the formalised training activities within our different departments:

Aganang Learning Centre
    There is abundant evidence of the critical national shortage of social work skills. For example, to effectively implement South Africa’s Children’s Act 38 of 2005 alone South Africa requires a social worker workforce of 66 300 practitioners. The country only has 11 300 qualified social workers, many of whom are in private practice.
    The establishment of Aganang Learning Centre in 2008 that focuses on the training of social auxiliary workers is Jo’burg Child Welfare’s (JCW) proactive response to the challenge. Run from JCW's head office, Aganang is staffed by a dedicated team that is intent on making an impact on the delivery of social services in the country. Full accreditation as a training service provider with the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority ( HWSETA) was achieved in April 2009.
    The Aganang Learning Centre will continue developing and refining its best practice model through the training of social Auxiliary Workers for the profession generally and largely for the benefit of its associated Community Based Organisations.
    To apply to attend one of our Social Auxiliary Worker training courses email or call us on 011 298 8500
Abuse Treatment and Prevention Training
    Our Child Sexual Abuse Training department provides valuable services and training to professional, para-professionals, lay counsellors and volunteers. Our trainers travel around South Africa providing courses with comprehensive training manuals allowing our attendees to  in turn use the information to provide improved services to victims in their own communities.
    To find out more about our training courses visit our events page or contact us on 011 298 8500 or
Foster Parent Training
    Our Foster Care and Re-Integration team host regular training session for prospective foster parents and have ongoing group sessions with existing foster parents to assist them in providing the best foster care possible and dealing with common issues and experiences in a foster care environment.
    To find out more about our foster care training contact us on 011 298 8500 or

Find us at

  • 011 298 8500
  • First Floor, Edura House
  • 41 Fox Street, Johannesburg

Foster Care Contacts

  • Recruitment & Screening :
  • 011 298 8537 / 8536 / 8593
  • Supervisor:
  • 011 298 8538