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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)


General Regulations Regarding Children, 2010

Chapter 15 : Drop-In Centres (Sections 213-227 of the Act)

92. Application for registration of drop-in centre


(1) Subject to the provisions of sub-regulation (2), an application for the registration, conditional registration or renewal of registration of a drop-in centre must be lodged with the provincial head of social development of the province where the facility is situated in a form identical to Form 52.


(2) If the performance of the functions contemplated in sections 217 and 218 of the Act has been assigned to a municipal manager or delegated to a social service professional in the employ of the municipality, an application contemplated in subregulation (1) must be lodged with the municipal manager of that municipality.


(3) An application contemplated in sub-regulation (1) must, in addition to Form 52, be accompanied by the following:
(a) A business plan containing the—
(i) business hours of the drop-in centre;
(ii) staff composition;
(iii) supporting documents of the skills and training of staff members as required by regulation 95;
(iv) disciplinary policy and rules; and
(v) organisational structure.
(b) clearance certificates to the effect that the name of the applicant and the name of any employee do not appear in Part B of the National Child Protection Register or the National Register for Sex Offenders issued by the Director-General and the Director-General of Justice and Constitutional Development, respectively.