CHILDREN'S RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Home of Hope is a designated child protection organisation; as such we must comply with the regulations of the Department of Social Development including having a Child Protection Policy.
In line with the Bill of Rights (Sec 28.2) in the South African Constitution, Home of Hope cannot allow members of the public to take photos of the children’s faces in case they are made public and seen by the children’s family or perpetrators. The children are wards of the state and thus publicised photos by members of the community could endanger the welfare of the children and break the trust that the Department of Social Development has put in us as an organisation to care for and protect these children’s right to privacy.
We thank you for your understanding.