Employ School Social Workers in all public schools

Employ School Social Workers in all public schools

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Khethiwe Ntshangase started this petition to Department of Social Development and

The problem:
The lack of support for learners going though societal demands, challenges from school and home.
Learners not having a therapeutic environment where they can reach out and feel save.
In our society, more prominently  in schools, learners have been faced with:
Gang violence
Excessive use of substances
Takeing Part in criminal behavior
Gangs within schools
Assualting educators

Educators assualting them,sexually,  physicaly and verbally 

Rape and molestation towards peers (perpetrator or victim)
Teen pregnancies
Abortions that lead to fatalities
Drop outs, not being able to face peers.
Drop outs because of having to raise the child
Home circumstance affecting child's academic progress
Abuse at home
Poverty at home
Family rivalry
Emotional burdan
Stress
Parent's separation /conflict


Government can assist by hiring the over 4000 unemployed Social Workers and placing them in all schools across South Africa

I started this petition because…
I am a Clinical Social Worker doing Masters in Social Work specializing in Child Protection.
Few years ago when I was doing my practicals at a primary school in Midrand South Africa I noted that teachers need help and a continuum of care is necessary to ensure better long term outcomes.
The learners were free to share their life stories, challenges (home and school) and uncertainties . Learners felt they  had a person they can trust with all their life situations. And seemed to have had a longing to be heard. 

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