Safe Schools Programme
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CHIEF DIRECTORS, DIRECTORS, AREA AND CIRCUIT MANAGERS, PRINCIPALS AND GOVERNING BODIES, EDUCATORS AND LEARNERS OF PUBLIC PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Reporting of school crime and abuse
SAFE SCHOOLS CALL CENTRE: REPORTING OF SCHOOL CRIME AND ABUSE
The Western Cape Education Department's Safe Schools Call Centre has now established a telephone line. The aim is to assist educators and learners to teach and learn in a safe, crime free, school environment. The centre forms part of the Safe Schools Programme.
The Call Centre's toll-free telephone number is:
0800 45 46 47
We would appreciate your co-operation in reporting the following matters:
- Corporal punishment
- Fraudulent school reports
- Killings (gang- or traffic-related)
- Drug abuse
- Alcohol abuse
- Abuse of learners and educators
- Sexual harassment
- Teacher abuse
- Any other form of abuse
The following procedures should be used when reporting vandalism or burglaries or any of the above-mentioned incidents:
- Contact a police station
- Obtain a case number
- Inform the area office and the circuit manager
- Fax a report to Safe Schools at 021 674 2342 or 021 403 6331, giving details of:
- The number of items stolen
- Damage to buildings
- Means of entry
- Whether there is an alarm system in the
- Administration block
- Whether the alarm is in working order and connected to an armed response company.
The Call Centre also provides an information line on the following:
- Drug abuse
- Teenage pregnancies
What service does the Call Centre provide?
The toll-free line will be open from Mondays to Fridays between 8:00 am and 7:30 pm. Weekend calls will be recorded and responded to on Monday mornings.
Call Centre operators will be able to speak to you in Afrikaans or English or Xhosa
We provide initial on-line counselling for callers who need help. The Centre also acts as a referral agency for trauma counselling, assualts, rape and teenage runaways.
The Centre currently networks with the Department of Welfare, psychologists and other relevant service providers in an attempt to create a safe learning environment at schools.
We would be grateful if you would inform your learners, educators and parents about the services of the Safe Schools Call Centre.
Meld asseblief verwysingsnommers in alle korrespondensie /
Please quote reference numbers in all correspondence /
Nceda ubhale iimombolo zesalathisa kuyo yonke imbalelwano
Grand Central Towers, Laer-Parlementstraat, Privaatsak X9114, Kaapstad 8000
Grand Central Towers, Lower Parliament Street, Private Bag X9114, Cape Town 8000