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Unchain Our Children Reached Out To New Beginningz In A Collaboration Effort To Support Abused And Abandoned Babies & Toddlers

Unchain Our Children Reached Out To New Beginningz In A Collaboration Effort To Support Abused And Abandoned Babies & Toddlers

In an ongoing effort to identify places of safety that compassionately care for abandoned and abused babies and children, Unchain Our Children reached out to New BeginningZ today and besides the lovely visit, we were blessed with Baby Formula donated ...
Unchain Our Children Operatives’ Quick Intervention Prevented Young Woman From Becoming Another Human Trafficking Statistic

Unchain Our Children Operatives’ Quick Intervention Prevented Young Woman From Becoming Another Human Trafficking Statistic

An incident of trafficking in people on the East Rand, was prevented over the weekend by the swift action of UOC’ specialized counter human trafficking operative reacting to the alert. The survivor was extracted and escorted to a hospital where ...
Unchain Our Children And Residentia Group In Tandem To Support The Vulnerable In Our Community

Unchain Our Children And Residentia Group In Tandem To Support The Vulnerable In Our Community

Unchain Our Children was delighted to hand over 40 blankets as well as the second donation of medical items received from Pharmacy Direct, to Sister Ilse Haasbroek, General Manager, Care of the Residentia Group, for use in the newly established ...
Unchain Our Children Invited To Launch Of Wellness Centre South Africa

Unchain Our Children Invited To Launch Of Wellness Centre South Africa

Wayne van Onselen, Founder and Executive Director of Unchain Our Children was invited as one of the guest speakers, at the launch of the Wellness Centre South Africa, an initiative with the purpose of serving the survivors of abuse in ...
South African Rope Skipping World Record Holder’s Attempt To Break 24-Hour World Record, Creates Fundraising Opportunity For Unchain Our Children

South African Rope Skipping World Record Holder’s Attempt To Break 24-Hour World Record, Creates Fundraising Opportunity For Unchain Our Children

UNCHAIN OUR CHILDREN AND FEARNOLIMITS Pretoria’s young SD Heijns, the current World Record Holder for the most skips over a rope in 8 and 12 hours will attempt to break the 24-hour world record on the 6\7th of October 2022 ...
The Purple Willow Invited By The SAPS Brackendowns To Exhibit At The Community In Blue Launch

The Purple Willow Invited By The SAPS Brackendowns To Exhibit At The Community In Blue Launch

The Purple Willow, a springboard safe house, the first of its kind in the Alberton, was invited by Captain Foord and Warrant Officer Corrie of SAPS Brackendowns to join in their Community in Blue launch today.  SAPS units, EMPD, security ...
Pharmacy Direct Donated More Medical Items To Unchain Our Children

Pharmacy Direct Donated More Medical Items To Unchain Our Children

Unchain Our children received another huge donation of medical items from Pharmacy Direct today.  We are extremely grateful to them for their support which directly affect the quality of life of the recipients. *“Pharmacy Direct Pharmacy Direct is a nationwide ...
Stork Tea For Abandoned Babies Attended Well By Generous Public Donating Baby Neccesities

Stork Tea For Abandoned Babies Attended Well By Generous Public Donating Baby Neccesities

A stork tea was organized by the Afrikaanse Toekomstrust (ATTSA) together with Unchain Our Children (UOC) to invite the general public and friends of the two organizations to celebrate the lives of babies that are not wanted by single mothers ...
Unchain Our Children And Specialized SAPS Units Part Of Awareness Campaign On Sexual Exploitation And Cyber Bullying At Oos-Moot High School

Unchain Our Children And Specialized SAPS Units Part Of Awareness Campaign On Sexual Exploitation And Cyber Bullying At Oos-Moot High School

Wayne van Onselen, Founder and Executive Director of Unchain Our Children, together with Pretoria Moot FCS (Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit), Kilnerpark Security and members of the South African Police Service’s Serial and Electronic Crime unit, (SECI), ...
Young Couple Thriving On Their Recovery Journey After Difficult Domestic Circumstance And Substance Abuse Caused Children To Be Safeguarded

Young Couple Thriving On Their Recovery Journey After Difficult Domestic Circumstance And Substance Abuse Caused Children To Be Safeguarded

At the onset of the Covid pandemic in 2020 many families were subjected to huge losses. Breadwinners lost their jobs and often the family lost their homes as well.  Substance abuse and gender-based violence increased and families were shattered when ...
SAPS Hercules gender-based violence action campaign emphasized importance of networking to curb increased violence against women and children in South Africa

SAPS Hercules gender-based violence action campaign emphasized importance of networking to curb increased violence against women and children in South Africa

Attended by Unchain Our Children and other likeminded organizations Continuous interaction between vital role players in the arena of combatting gender-based violence, is essential for long-term working relationships which benefit the citizens trapped in the dire socio-economic climate we all ...
Unchain Our Children Extended Their Outreach To The Residentia Group Caring For The Wellbeing Of The Elderly, Disable And Youth

Unchain Our Children Extended Their Outreach To The Residentia Group Caring For The Wellbeing Of The Elderly, Disable And Youth

Serving the best interest of children, is the core focus of Unchain Our Children’s activities. We engage with life in the beginning years which is most vulnerable and so is life at the latter years, equally vulnerable especially for senior ...
A Pioneer Setting and Maintaining High Standards for Elder Care in South Africa

A Pioneer Setting and Maintaining High Standards for Elder Care in South Africa

UNCHAIN OUR CHILDREN IN CONVERSATION WITH SISTER ILSE HAASBROEK                  Driven by compassion and purpose Sister Ilse Haasbroek, General Manager Care for Residentia, has been pursuing this labour of love for 37 years ...
Unchain Our Children Saying Goodbye To A Treasured Team Member Departing On Her Own Journey Pursuing Her Dreams

Unchain Our Children Saying Goodbye To A Treasured Team Member Departing On Her Own Journey Pursuing Her Dreams

After almost 4 years of exemplary service, our Senior National Case Manager, Ester Bredenkamp, decided to pursue her own dreams.  Ester, a most valued Unchain Operative and treasured team member, will be saying goodbye at the end of July 2022 ...
Stewarts & Lloyds Donated Blankets And Unperishable Products To Unchain Our Children’s Purple Willow Safe House In Alberton

Stewarts & Lloyds Donated Blankets And Unperishable Products To Unchain Our Children’s Purple Willow Safe House In Alberton

Stewarts & Lloyds Donated Blankets And Unperishable Products To Unchain Our Children’s Purple Willow Safe House In Alberton Recently a lovely donation of 20 blankets and bags of unperishable food for children was made by ‘The Men of Steel’ from ...
A Tale Of Truimph

A Tale Of Truimph

A father of three, struggling with anger management issues that have affected his family badly, was directed to Wayne, Founder of Unchain Our Children after a serious incident that needed not only a change of behaviour, but also a change ...
Octodec, sister company of City Property, donated 500 Dignity Packs to Unchain Our Children

Octodec, sister company of City Property, donated 500 Dignity Packs to Unchain Our Children

“BAGS FROM ABOVE!” Watching a crane at City Property Pretoria lowering 500 dignity packs for boys, girls, and women into Unchain Our Children’s trailer Tuesday morning, was watching many prayers being answered in front of our eyes.  Top quality personal ...
USA: Ghislaine Maxwell handed 20-year prison sentence for sex trafficking

USA: Ghislaine Maxwell handed 20-year prison sentence for sex trafficking

Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for helping the sex offender and globetrotting financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls, in what a judge called a “horrific scheme” that inflicted “incalculable” harm on victims. The ...
Unchain Our Children supported launch of Wonderboom SAPS Child Protection Hotline

Unchain Our Children supported launch of Wonderboom SAPS Child Protection Hotline

The Social Crime Prevention Unit of SAPS launched the Wonderboompoort Child Protection Hotline with Wonderboompoort SAPS today at Hillview High School in Roseville. The Wonderboompoort Hotline is part of 189 active Child Protection Hotlines available via SMS, WhatsApp and voice ...
Quick response of corporate staff to UOC’s request provided 12-year-old child with essentials at place of safety

Quick response of corporate staff to UOC’s request provided 12-year-old child with essentials at place of safety

The strength of Unchain Our Children is in the incredible people we are privileged to have met over the years.  People of substance.  People that have hearts for the needs of others and a message in their words.  People that ...
Supreme Court Of Appeal dismisses child abuser's claim that his 36-year sentence is too harsh

Supreme Court Of Appeal dismisses child abuser’s claim that his 36-year sentence is too harsh

The man threatened to sexually abuse the boy's 1-year-old sibling. He had also previously threatened to kill the boy's grandmother and parents if the boy ever spoke out about the abuse. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) this week dismissed ...
South Africa's Outrage as Justice System Fails GBV Victims with Jaco Swart Sentence

South Africa’s Outrage as Justice System Fails GBV Victims with Jaco Swart Sentence

A video has been going viral on Twitter for the past 48 hours, showing a man – named as Jaco Swart – abusing his now estranged wife, Nicoleen Swart. The vicious way in which he kicks, punches and slaps her ...
Unchain Our Children en die Afrikaanse Toekomstrust Suid-Afrika (ATTSA) span kragte saam

Unchain Our Children en die Afrikaanse Toekomstrust Suid-Afrika (ATTSA) span kragte saam

Suid-Afrika se Grondwet beskerm en stel kinders se regte hoog op die agenda, maar in realiteit is ’n groot deel van Suid-Afrika se kinders kwesbaar, weerloos en onveilig. “Daar was onlangs ekstra fokus op ons land se kinders met nasionale ...
Evidence mounts that child abuse early warning systems are failing

Evidence mounts that child abuse early warning systems are failing

Eighteen-month-old Jeremiah Ruiters should not have died. The toddler’s ordeal could have ended soon after he was admitted to Cape Town’s Red Cross Children’s Hospital — with a broken arm — prompting doctors to suspect that he was a victim ...
South Africa: People found naked in a house used as a church. Eleven children were also found there.

South Africa: People found naked in a house used as a church. Eleven children were also found there.

Rustenburg - Six people who were arrested after they were found naked at a church in Sondela near Rustenburg appeared briefly in court, North West police said. Three men and three women, alleged to be members of an unidentified church, ...
Executive director of Unchain Our Children, Wayne van Onselen, was guest speaker on counter human trafficking at military police crime combatting forum (CCF)

Executive director of Unchain Our Children, Wayne van Onselen, was guest speaker on counter human trafficking at military police crime combatting forum (CCF)

Unchain Our Children’s Executive Director, Wayne van Onselen, was invited as the guest speaker by Colonel Marinda Swart, Regional Provost Marshal for the Northern MP Region at the Thaba Tshwane Military Police Crime Combatting Forum where he addressed the audience ...
Huge turnout for Golf Day - initiated by Da Ward 106 Ekurhuleni - benefitting Unchain Our Children and Teddy Bear Clinic at Reading Golf Course Alberton

Huge turnout for Golf Day – initiated by Da Ward 106 Ekurhuleni – benefitting Unchain Our Children and Teddy Bear Clinic at Reading Golf Course Alberton

Unchain Our Children’s first Golf Day, initiated by Timothy Denny, DA Councillor for Ward 106 and his excellent team, took place 6 May 2022 at Reading Golf Course in Alberton.  Local and national corporates contributed generously booking 4-balls and sponsoring ...
South Africa: Child abuse is an ‘ongoing problem’, says DA, expert blames silence by witnesses

South Africa: Child abuse is an ‘ongoing problem’, says DA, expert blames silence by witnesses

Democratic Alliance shadow education MEC Khume Ramulifho said the country was not winning the war against child abuse, calling it “an ongoing problem.” While the country celebrates child protection this week, future generations are under attack. On Monday, three suspects ...
South Africa: Human trafficking: Several areas in Gauteng identified as hotspots

South Africa: Human trafficking: Several areas in Gauteng identified as hotspots

The report reveals that human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry across the globe With human trafficking on the rise across the globe, several areas in Gauteng have been identified as hotspots. This is according to a report by the ...
South Africa: What Are Sexual Offence Crimes?

South Africa: What Are Sexual Offence Crimes?

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 (Sexual Offences Amendment Act or SOAA) protects any person who has experienced any of the following: Rape occurs when a person forces another to have sexual intercourse without their consent ...
USA: Authorities Find 70 Missing Children In West Texas

USA: Authorities Find 70 Missing Children In West Texas

EL PASO – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) El Paso, the Texas Department of Public Safety and numerous other federal, state and local agencies located and recovered 70 missing children as a part of a three-week operation in West Texas. “Operation ...
Alberton: The Purple Willow Launched As A Children’s Haven

Alberton: The Purple Willow Launched As A Children’s Haven

Greater Alberton areas and the South of Johannesburg will soon have a children’s safe haven for young victims of abuse. Different entities jointly introduced a crisis safe house, officially named The Purple Willow, to temporarily house young abuse victims. Based in ...
Unchain Our Children Join Community Outreach In Hercules SAPS Precint And Enjoyed Coffee With The Cops

Unchain Our Children Join Community Outreach In Hercules SAPS Precint And Enjoyed Coffee With The Cops

The purpose of the community outreach, “Coffee with the Cops”, was to strengthen ties between law enforcement and the community.  The station commander of Hercules SAPS reiterated the importance of cooperation between the community and SAPS and encouraged everyone present ...
South Africa: The Sub-Human Couple Who Tried To Torture A Baby To Death

South Africa: The Sub-Human Couple Who Tried To Torture A Baby To Death

A four-month-old boy had to be admitted to a hospital ward due to shortness of breath/breathing problems, as well as several fractures to his body. Baby M's parents will stand trial in the High Court in Pretoria later this year ...
USA: School officials arrested for ‘concealing’ sexual assault

USA: School officials arrested for ‘concealing’ sexual assault

Five employees at a private school in Texas have been arrested on felony charges after being accused of failing to report an alleged sexual assault of a student to police, a court affidavit shows. One student was also reportedly taken ...
Unchain Our Children's Intervention During Covid Lock Down Results In Family Reunification That's Still Lasting Today

Unchain Our Children’s Intervention During Covid Lock Down Results In Family Reunification That’s Still Lasting Today

Following up on cases we have completed and discovering that family reunifications last, is probably the greatest reward for Unchain Our Children. This is the happy reporting of such a case we successfully completed together with all the role players ...
Two Children Saved From Devastating Domestic Environment

Two Children Saved From Devastating Domestic Environment

Case file content reveals time and time again just how devastating drug, alcohol and prescription medication addiction, or a combination thereof, can be. Not only on the user’s life, but also on the lives of the spouse and children. Addiction ...
Twins Brought To Safety Two Years Ago Thrive In New Parents’ Care

Twins Brought To Safety Two Years Ago Thrive In New Parents’ Care

Recently we received a message that not only brightened our day, but also inspired us in our quest to rescue children from abuse: “The twins are doing so, so well!.  They are loving school and just enjoying life.  It is ...
Britain: MTN partners with Meta and others to fight online child sexual abuse

Britain: MTN partners with Meta and others to fight online child sexual abuse

MTN Group has joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), Meta, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), and Child Helpline International, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to launch ...
Women don't feel safe in South African mines

Women don’t feel safe in South African mines

Although the mining industry's toxic culture is public knowledge, an explosive report from from Rio Tinto Group in February laid bare the stark truth of the problem. Women abuse in mines, from Australia to South Africa, is increasingly scrutinized by ...
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