Help us Fight against Child Sexual Abuse
PATCH strives to HELP all child survivors of sexual abuse find HOPE and HEALING. PATCH provides a holistic set of services to the survivors of child sexual abuse. The response include assessment, therapeutic interventions, court preparation, and a 24-hour crisis line. All services are provided by a skilled team of registered Social Workers and Social Auxiliary workers.
All children referred to PATCH for suspected child sexual abuse is assessed. The first step for is a socio-emotional assessment. If within 72-hours of an incident, a medico-legal assessment is carried out.
A range of professional therapeutic services for child survivors are offered by qualified social workers and psychological counsellors based at our centres throughout the Helderberg basin.
Appearing in a criminal court is a very frightening experience for an adult, even more so for a young child. PATCH provides court preparation and support services to all child survivors, their families for cases that are being prosecuted in a sexual offences or magistrate court. Preparatory sessions are also facilitated for witnesses.
1 in 3 Children have experienced some form of sexual abuse in SA
A South African Context
90% of abused children know their abuser
Children & Parents Reached
PATCH Prevention and Awareness programmes are used to educate the youth and parents of the Helderberg.
Parents are helped to understand the effects of sexual abuse on a child and different ways of dealing with the resulting trauma. Parents are encouraged to report abuse and support their children through the lengthy process following an incident of sexual abuse.
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