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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)

95. Skills and training of persons employed at or engaged in drop-in centre


(1) Any person rendering services to children at a drop-in centre, excluding persons who do not work directly with such children, must possess the following skills:
(a) The ability to implement a development programme in a drop-in centre;
(b) report-writing skills;
(c) skills or training on the identification of irregular and dysfunctional behaviour in a child;
(d) basic numeracy skills; and
(e) skills or training on child development.


(2) Any person employed at or engaged at a drop-in centre after registration of the centre in terms of these Regulations must provide his or her employer with—
(a) a certified copy of his or her identity document; and
(b) proof of his or her skills or training.


(3) Any person rendering services to children at a drop-in centre and who works directly with a child in such centre must be able to communicate with the child in a language, including sign language, which such child understands.


(4) If a drop-in centre renders services to children with special developmental and behavioural needs, one or more persons with specialised skills in dealing with such children must be employed or available to provide such specialised services.