THE NATURE OF FAMILY REUNIFICATION SERVICES IN THE GAUTENG PROVINCE

Keywords: children in alternative care, child protection, family reunification, family reunification services, intervention research, rights-based approach

Abstract

Placement of children in alternative care is supposed to be a temporary and not a permanent arrangement. In the absence of a family reunification model in South Africa, most children stay for longer periods in alternative care than necessary. This article concludes that family reunification services should be holistic in order to be effective, which is possible in the framework of a developmental approach.

Author Biographies

Sipho Sibanda, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, South Africa  
Antoinette Lombard, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Pretoria, South Africa    
Published
2022-08-19
How to Cite
Sibanda, S., & Lombard, A. (2022). THE NATURE OF FAMILY REUNIFICATION SERVICES IN THE GAUTENG PROVINCE. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 58(3), 332-348. https://doi.org/10.15270/58-3-1060
Section
Articles