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
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 representational 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
10-12 November 2014, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria.
Towards multi-disciplinary expertise in handling child abuse, focusing on children with disabilities.
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