KZN Social Development warns over illegal daycare centres

KZN Social Development warns over illegal daycare centres

The Department of Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal has appealed to parents to do their research first before settling on a daycare facility. 


Social workers and the police last week removed 26 children from a Pietermaritzburg-based daycare centre which was being run illegally. 


The children were transported to Childline, where they received temporary care while social workers contacted their parents. 

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Department spokesperson Mhlabunzima Memela says operations like these can be dangerous.


"The problem when it comes to daycare centres is related to cases where you find children being abused and you hear there are children that are missing and are unable to trace them. 


"One of the requirements is that when you run a daycare centre, it must be properly registered and the people who are operating that daycare centre must be the people who have gone through all the processes as well."

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