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GCF adheres to the Child Protection Act by protecting the identities and confidentiality of our children. Photos used on our site are not necessarily of children in our care. Every effort is made to never publish the names or faces of our children. Please contact us directly should you require more information about the use of photographs on our website.



60 Children can be accommodated at the Child and Youth Care Centre at any given time. This includes 6 beds for children with disabilities. Due to the process of pursuing a family based care placement for every child, a new child can be admitted every time a child is discharged, resulting in approximately 70 – 100 children being assisted each year.

The GCF children’s services are designed with the safety and security of children as the prime focus whilst equipping them with coping skills and building their resilience before they are reintegrated back with their own or a foster family. Children that are physically and emotionally well plus families that are screened and prepared to receive children, leads to a stable placement.

During a child’s stay at GCF’s Child & Youth Care Centre, a holistic range of services are offered including:

  • A risk, health, education & emotional assessment is conducted on each child after they have settled into the routine

  • Healthcare, Early Childhood Development / Education, Therapy & Counselling;

  • Continuous individual developmental assessment through their Individual Developmental Plan;

  • Weekly Case Conferences – multi disciplinary team monitors Individual Care Plans & evaluate the progress of each child;

  • Social services and investigations as to identify the best long term placement for a child to ensure that they do not remain in institutional care longer than is necessary

  • Preparation of the child to leave – detachment from staff and bonding with the family placement- the best option for each child is established together with Social Workers

  • Reintegration services to families, supervised visitations at the facility and pre-placement visits to the family and community.




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