Parents and caregivers urged to ensure children's safety

Parents and caregivers urged to ensure children's safety

Durban Metro Police are urging people visiting the beach to know where their children are at all times. 

Child safety at the beach

It was a fairly incident-free weekend at the beachfront until yesterday, when four children were separated from their families and placed in the care of social workers.  

The lost children have been staying at the Clare Ellis Brown Pre-School near Addington Beach. 

They're also getting food and will have access to showers, until they're collected by their parents or caregivers.  

The police's Parboo Sewpersad says four children were still in their care last night.

"The first point of contact is the SAPS. I believe the social workers have been called in and there is a special childminder that we have. So the child has been taken care of. We will try by all means to try and locate the parents of the child," Sewpersad said. 

He says the first thing parents need to do at the beach is to locate their nearest beach buddy and collect wristbands for their children.

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"If they're coming to the beaches, the first thing that they must do when they arrive at the beach - is tag those children. They must put those wrist bans onto the children which will have all the details for us to track parents."

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