• Marichen van der Westhuizen Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Nelleke Keet Huguenot College




community, parental care, social services, social needs, street child


South African legislation and policies acknowledge street children as a vulnerable group, and make provision for services to them. It, however, seems that this social issue remains a serious challenge to society and social service delivery. This qualitative research study aimed to explore and describe the perceptions of street children, their parents/guardians, as well as community members in the Drakenstein Municipal area in an effort to develop a better understanding of the current state of affairs. The findings resulted in the identification of focus areas for the planning and imple-mentation of social services to street children.


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How to Cite

van der Westhuizen, Marichen, and Nelleke Keet. 2014. “EXPLORING THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF STREET CHILDREN”. Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development 26 (3):399-418. https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/2262.



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