A person is suitable to conduct investigations into cases of alleged child abuse or neglect as contemplated in section 142(d) of the Act if such person—
||is a registered social worker in terms of the Social Service Professions Act, 1978, and is employed—
||by the Department or a provincial department of social development; or
||by a designated child protection organisation;
||has sufficient experience in the field of child protection or is working under the supervision of a person who has at least five years experience in child protection;
||has not been found unsuitable to work with children and has no previous convictions relating to child abuse;
||upholds the rights of the child and children's best interests; and
||is able to work in a multi-disciplinary team with the objective of securing the best protection plan based on a child's developmental needs.