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Working together to stop child abuse


Drive for a Child Golf Day – 23 August 2022, Silver Lakes Country Club


1 in 3 children who are reported to Social Services every day in South Africa are victims of rape (about 60 rapes per day reported).  88% of all sexual abuse cases are not reported…

The aim of Drive for a Child is to enable Rata Social Services to protect children from all forms of abuse, of which sexual abuse is but one form…

Now we know the scale of the problem, but we are not going to be overwhelmed.  We are doing what we have been doing all the time.  We are working together to try and make a difference.

To protect abused children, the professional social workers of Rata Social Services remove them from the violent environment, put them in places of safe care and then work to find suitable foster parents or other alternative placements for them. They represent these children’s rights in the children’s courts, arrange for therapy and draw up an Individual Development Plan for each child. But it doesn’t stop there – Rata helps to prevent further violence through community development programs and parental guidance programs.

Only registered social workers from an organisation that is registered to provide child protection services, may remove a child from the care of their parents or guardians.

What can you do to help stop child abuse?

  • Enter a 4-ball into the Drive for a Child Golf Day – R4,600 / 4-ball (includes 2 golf carts, halfway lunch and dinner).
  • Sponsor a hole – R2,700. If you sponsor a hole and enter a 4-ball, get both for only R6,000. Includes: Marketing opportunity with your company branding on the hole and the name of your company will be displayed as a sponsor!
  • Sponsor a prize for the event
  • Make a donation (18A tax exemption certificate available for bona fide donations)For more information or other sponsoring opportunities, please contact Christel le Roux at 083 302 2217 or Annelle Flanagan at 064 437 5997 / 012 543 0234 or email   

Drive for a Child is a project of Plesion NPC and Rata Social Services. 

“We strive to bring children out of the darkness,

but we’d rather they weren’t there in the first place

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