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Sedibeng District Child Protection Week Programme underway

Boipatong Police Station together with various stakeholders who include SCP, Indibano NGO, Youth Desk, Emfuleni SCP, FCS, NPA, Fire Department & the Department of Community Safety among others, yesterday, the 1st of June 2022, visited Phuthulla Primary School as part of the ongoing Child Protection Week Programme.

According to the Boipatong SAPS Spokesperson, Sgt Thembeka Maxambela, Grade R learners were addressed and taught about fire and crime safety as well as the different crimes that they should be aware of.

The issue of reporting to an adult when crime is committed was emphasized and important contact information such as Childline, SAPS Hotline and the fire department numbers were given to the learners.

Sgt Thembeka says, “Colouring books were given to learners as well as informative pamphlets which the learners should give to their parents or guardians at home.”

The acting station commander Captain Mothabeng Jacob Tsotesi says, “Child protection is our priority as men and women in blue.”

This came after Boipatong policing pricint experienced many cases of missing children. The cases were reported and investigations are still underway.

Communities are advised to report all child missing cases and are reminded that there is no waiting period.

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