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REGISTRATIONS OF ORPHANS

Orphans have been a part of society since time immemorial. Today the number of orphans has increased beyond the traditional coping mechanism of the extended family and its capacity to provide adequate and quality care. In response to this, multiple interventions were put in place to respond to the broad range of needs of orphans and vulnerable children, their families and communities.

NB: An orphan is defined as a child below 18years who has lost one (single parent) or two (married couple) biological or adoptive parents. Married couples also include those married under customary marriages. It does not include cohabiting partners. Children who are abandoned or dumped and their parents cannot be traced are termed as social orphans.

HOW DO I OBTAIN THE SERVICE

·         Submit the following documents to S&CD officer in your area

·         Birth certificate of the child to be registered as an orphan(Civil and registration Department)

·         Death certificate of the deceased parents(Civil and registration Department)

·         Identity number of the caregiver

·         Registration form is filled by a Social Worker in your Area

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE SERVICE

·         No application is needed, you only submit the above mentioned documents to the Social Worker in your Area.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST

·         The service is free

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION

·         Contact S&CD department at P/Bag k30 Kasane,Tel:6250275/6251251 or RAC Caravan offices

·         Refer to National Guidelines on the Care of Orphans &Vulnerable  of June 2008

·         Short Team Plan of Action of 1999-2003

·         Extension offices in the district

 

 

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