Hundreds of children go missing in South Africa every year. According to Missing Children South Africa’s statistics, 77% of missing children are found.

General Safety Tips

  • Ensure your child learns their name, parents name and number, address in case they get lost and help finding you.
  • Always carry a recent photograph of your child.
  • Do not overshare your child’s schedule on social media.

Important tips to lower the risk of being taken:

  • Speak to your children about not talking to strangers.
  • Encourage them to express themselves when they feel uncomfortable around people, especially people they know.
  • Do not allow your child to walk alone, arrange walking groups, walking bus or lift clubs.
  • Be alert of your surroundings, most importantly pay attention to how children in the area react to adults.