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Introducing SAPSAC:

The South African Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (SAPSAC) is a multi-professional society established in March 1999 to provide professionals who are active in the field of abused children with a forum for structured and systematic exchange of information on the subject of child abuse. It is a non-political and non-governmental organisation registered as an NPO and it provides for membership from the following professions:

  • Legal Professions (Private and employed within the South African Judicial System)
  • Medical Professions (Medical Doctors and Nursing Professionals)
  • Social Work Professions
  • Policing
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Media

The Aims and Objectives of SAPSAC are to:

  • promote high standards and principles to be applied in the field of child abuse;

  • promote accurate, effective and appropriate identification, intervention and treatment of abused children;

  • promote research, an examination of comparative literature and the exchange of information among professionals involved in the field of child abuse;

  • encourage and promote multi-disciplinary professional education on topics of relevance in the field of child abuse;

  • promote co-operation and co-ordination among the different professions involved in the field of child abuse and with relevant organisations both nationally and inter-nationally, in furtherance of the foregoing objectives;

  • serve as a arepresentational forum within which the needs and concerns of professionals of the various disciplines addressing the problem of child abuse can be articulated also at a national level;

  • issue the publication CARSA in furtherance of the foregoing objectives;

  • promote effectiveness and well-being of professionals working with abused children
  • The SAPSAC office will re-open on 9 January 2017


    If you want to report or need advice regarding an alleged child abuse case or services for children and families please contact the following community organisations for assistance:

    - Child welfare: 011 452 4110 or info@childwelfaresa.org.za

    - Childline SA: toll free 08000 55 555 or Tel. 011 452 4110