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Johannesburg Child Advocacy Forum (JCAF) is a registered NPO that serves to ensure that the universal rights of children in South Africa are upheld by protecting and advocating for the rights of children. Its vision is to see every child safe, well-nurtured and thriving within an enabling environment that addresses his/her needs. In fulfilling this vision, JCAF aims to ensure that all children have access to the rights as set out in the Constitution, by offering psycho-socio and legal support to those in need.

As a Founding Member, Luke Lamprecht, has incredible knowledge of the child protection sector and has, as a result, built up an extensive platform for data sharing, debate and collaborative strengths to resolve complex children’s cases. JCAF is a platform allows for members (and other important stakeholders) to offer support in resolving cases by each contributing a core strength. JCAF not only draws on its members’ specific expertise, but also on its own legal and/or psycho-social support structures, which greatly enhances its capacity to take on work but also broadens its own reach within the sector.

JCAF follows a holistic rights-based approach in ensuring the basic constitutional needs of children are met by drawing on its linkage (within the sector) and its advocacy, research, legal and case work. Its assistance makes provision for direct support to children whose rights have been violated, creating an enabling environment for each affected child. In this way, each child stands to benefit in a multitude of ways due to JCAF’s multifaceted but also all-inclusive support.

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For further information on JCAF please email Chanel O’Connor