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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify intervention services and provide support to children and youth victims of abuse and neglect 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119722  Identify intervention services and provide support to children and youth victims of abuse and neglect 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Victim Empowerment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for learners whose activities bring them in contact with children and youth, or who have a responsibility to respond to children and youth who have been victimised or are at risk of abuse. These learners will be involved in a wide range of organisations and groups inside and outside of social services.

A learner accredited with this unit standard will be capable of:
  • Understanding the social context within which child/youth victimisation takes place
  • Defining and explaining child abuse and neglect and its impact on victims
  • Identify and describe South African legislation and policies on child abuse and neglect
  • Providing early intervention services to victims of child abuse and neglect 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 2 or equivalent
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 2 or equivalent 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Range of victimisation includes, but is not limited to: physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, child trafficking, homicide, neglect etc.

    Range of contexts include, but are not limited to: socio-political, historical, religious cultural in South Africa.

    Range of role-players include, but is not limited to: Children, parents, caregivers etc.

    Range of current legislation includes, but is not limited to: International Conventions: UN Convention on Rights of the Child; African Charter on Rights of the Child; Children's Bill and Regulations; Child Justice Bill and Regulations, 42 (2002); White Paper for Social Welfare (1997); Department of Social Development minimum norms and standards relating to child rights.

    Range of service providers include, but not limited to: teachers, court officials, health care workers, social service workers.

    Range of services include, but not limited to: shelters, medical and medico-legal services, legal advice, police investigative services, court support and court preparation, victim support, advocacy, education and awareness etc.

    Incidents of child abuse may elicit strong emotional response in service providers and may result in inappropriate.

    Reporting/disclosure of child abuse should only be dealt with by a professional such as social worker, doctor, police officer. All other service providers should act in accordance with the limitations of their roles. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the social context within which child and youth victimisation takes place. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Range of victimisation includes, but is not limited to: physical abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, child trafficking, homicide, neglect etc. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The terms "child" and "youth" are defined as accepted in the Victim Empowerment sector. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Child and youth victimisation is defined according to the South African Child Justice Bill, 42 (2002) and the Child Care Act 74 (1980). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The extent, nature and dynamics of child and youth victimisation in South Africa is described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of contexts include, but are not limited to: socio-political, historical, religious cultural in South Africa.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cycles of victimisation as experienced by children and youth are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Define and describe child abuse and neglect in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Child abuse is defined according to South African legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different categories of child and youth abuse and neglect are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Risk factors of child abuse and neglect are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of role-players include, but is not limited to: Children, parents, caregivers etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect are listed using case studies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of signs include, but is not limited to: physical, behavioural etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The link between child abuse and HIV/AIDS is described in the South African context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Physical, emotional and psychological impact of abuse of children and youth is explained in the South African context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify and describe South African legislation and policies on child abuse and neglect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    South African laws and policies on child abuse and neglect are briefly outlined within a national and international context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Range of current legislation includes, but is not limited to: International Conventions: United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child; African Charter on Rights of the Child; Children's Bill and Regulations; South African Child Justice Bill, 42 (2002); White Paper for Social Welfare (1997); Department of Social Development minimum norms and standards relating to child rights.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The responsibilities of service providers to provide the appropriate services to child abuse victims are explained as outlined in the South African Victims' Charter. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Range of service providers include, but not limited to: teachers, court officials, health care workers, social service workers.
  • Range of services include, but not limited to: shelters, medical and medico-legal services, legal advice, police investigative services, court support and court preparation, victim support, advocacy, education and awareness etc.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of the organisation/department is described in relation to other relevant stakeholders as outlined in the Victim Empowerment organisional guidelines and policies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Appropriate channels for referrals in the local community are identified using case studies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Processes and procedures to secure feedback on referred cases are described according to organisational policies. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Provide early intervention services to victims of child abuse and neglect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Services required by child/youth victims of abuse and neglect are identified as per organisational processes and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The legal responsibility of individuals, members of the community and the service providers to report child abuse is described according to relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of educators in identifying the appropriate intervention for child abuse and neglect is explained in relation to specific cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The needs of the victim in a situation of suspected abuse, neglect or violence are identified with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of ones beliefs, values and attitudes in response to incidents of abuse or suspected abuse and neglect is explained using case studies. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Incidents of child abuse may elicit strong emotional response in service providers and may result in inappropriate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Disclosure and referral to professional service providers is conducted according to organisational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reporting/disclosure of child abuse should only be dealt with by a professional such as social worker, doctor, police officer. All other service providers should act in accordance with the limitations of their roles.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Moderation
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in this Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcome of the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • International Conventions
  • UN Convention on Rights of the Child
  • African Charter on Rights of the Child
  • Children's Bill and Regulations
  • SA Child Justice Bill and Regulations, 42 (2002)
  • White Paper for Social Welfare (1997)
  • Department of Social Development minimum norms and standards relating to child rights
  • Integrated Victim Empowerment Policy
  • The Service Charter for Victims of Crime (2004) 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community to provide early interventions for child and youth victims. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collecting, analysing, organising and evaluating information about victims to ensure that the correct policies and procedures are followed in providing early interventions for child and youth victims. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Using oral and written forms of communication effectively to persuade all role-players in the multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral approach to collaborate in seeking redress for child/youth victims of abuse and neglect. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts for child/youth victims of abuse and neglect requires a co-ordinated approach. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local communities to provide early intervention by assisting and referring child/youth victims of abuse and neglect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification in Victim Empowerment or a related sub-field of Human and Social Studies at a minimum of NQF level 4. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49688   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49256   Further Education and Training Certificate: Counselling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Childline South Africa 
    2. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    3. Johannesburg Child Welfare Society 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.