The main objective of the society is to protect and promote the interests, well being, safety and development of children within the context of family and community and to safeguard the rights of children.
The services provided include the following:
- Place of safety for 20 children - Foster care screening and supervision - Investigation, prevention and treatment of physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children - Counselling and guidance to families where children are exhibiting behaviour that cannot be controlled by the parents - Re-unification services to the biological parents and families of children removed under the Children’s Act - Placement of abandoned children and HIV+ children - Community projects such as Poverty Alleviation and ABET - Foster Parent Support Groups - Holiday Programmes for Foster children - Parenting skills group - Teen group - Awareness campaigns is the community
The children at Colin House CYCC receive services and counselling as well in the form of life skills, counselling, etc. Children from across Ekurhuleni are accommodated in Colin House.
Presently a maximum of 20 children can be housed at Colin House at any one time. Approximately 60 children are channelled through Colin House per annum in an attempt to prevent them from moving deeper into the continuum of care. In addition to providing for the emotional needs of these children, their physical and educational needs are also considered. They, therefore, attend schools within the local community and participate in sport and cultural events. The percentage of children presently being returned to parental care is 60%. Where family reunification is not feasible, such children are placed in foster care or children’s homes.