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20 000 Western Cape Kids in Foster Care

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:29
About 20 000 children are in foster care in the Western Cape, says Cape Town Child Welfare

Cape Town Child Welfare says that about 20 000 children in the Western Cape are in foster care because of abuse, neglect and their parents' drug use.

The organisation’s chief executive officer, Niresh Ramklass, has been quoted by the Cape Times as saying that poverty is not helping the already bleak situation.

Ramklass further says that, "It is quite stark. It would be best if children were not taken from their homes, but if we don't have a proper social net to protect our children, they will be lost. Many of them will die."

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Source: 
News24