Every child deserves a loving home
SOS Children’s Villages South Africa is passionate about child care and child development. We want to build inclusive societies in which the most vulnerable and marginalised children can flourish. In 11 programmes in 8 provinces around South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages enables children to grow in a caring family environment.
Children need stable, supportive and caring relationships to develop to their full potential. When their rights are respected and realised, they are able to succeed in life. At SOS Children’s Villages, we embrace the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which recognises that a caring and protective family is central to a child’s development. Similarly, we work in line with the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, which highlight the crucial role of a child’s family and the importance of appropriate alternative care.
With our unique model of SOS family care, we create a family-like environment for children who are without adequate parental care. In our work with SOS families we constantly gain experience and expand our care expertise. We amplify this knowledge to prevent vulnerable families from breaking down through family strengthening and to engage in other forms of locally relevant alternative care.