National Child Protection Week (CPW) is commemorated in the country annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children's Act of 2005. This year, Child Protection Week is commemorated from 30 May to 06 June.
The National Child Protection campaign that began in 1997, aims to mobilise all sectors of society to ensure the care and protection of children. Protecting children from violence, exploitation, and abuse is not only a basic value, but also an obligation clearly set out in Article 28 of the South African Constitution. Despite the best efforts of the South African government and civil society to protect children from child abuse, neglect and exploitation, many children remain vulnerable. Therefore, it is incumbent on all of us, including members of the New Apostolic Church South Africa, to play a role in protecting children and creating a safe and secure environment for them.
The New Apostolic Church condemns all forms of violence against children and women. In an effort to create a safe and secure environment for all our members, the Church launched a Sexual Misconduct Policy on Sunday 05 July 2020. The Sexual Misconduct Policy is available for download on MIS.