Protect children and help them heal

Information for parents and caregivers of children who have experienced trauma and abuse

UNICEF South Africa/2021


All children have the right to be protected and cared for. Even so, children sometimes experience trauma and need extra support. We hope this booklet will give you this support.

The booklet is divided into sections. It talks about trauma, healing, and a person’s circle of care. It shares information about the childcare and protection system in South Africa. And it guides you and your child on the road to healing.

The booklet has a lot of information. You can read it from beginning to end, or you can just pick the sections you need to read at any given time.


Files available for download