We envisage a South Africa where every child thrives in a loving and functional family

Welcome to our NGO

Setshabelo Family and Child Services is a registered non-profit organisation [NPO 135-492] designated to provide child protection services [designated CPO].

Setshabelo Family and Child Services’ intervention to the needs of families and children has been through various services aimed at prevention, early intervention, statutory services and after care.

All the energy and actions of the staff and its governing body as well as partners and volunteers are geared towards safe-guarding the interest of the children and preserving families.

The organisation believes in collaboration and currently collaborates with local and international churches, community organisations, public sector and private businesses.

These are the services we render to our clients:

  • Adoption
  • Foster Care
  • Family Preservation

Become Volunteer

If you wish to be part of the solution to the critical social issue of vulnerable families and children, Setshabelo would love to hear from you.

You can volunteer your:

  • time
  • expertise
  • money
  • prayers
  • in kind [tangibles]

You can  contact our office during working hours or if you can, pop in and here more about how you can help.


Setshabelo Family and Child Services in partnership with ENGO Free State has assessed over 300 families in the last 4 years for suitability to adopt and has placed 153 children in adoptive families. These are the children who would not have had the opportunity to thrive in a loving and functional family had we not partnered with an accredited adoption agency [ENGO] to intentionally promote adoption in African communities and find fit, proper and willing families to adopt them.

Temporary Safe Care

Setshabelo Family and Child Services manages a temporary safe care programme for the provision of care for vulnerable children in and around Botshabelo. This is either children who have been neglected, abandoned or abused. Here our social workers have therapy sessions and the child and youth care workers become the temporary family they need while awaiting reunification with their families or placement with alternative loving and functional families, through adoption or foster care.

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Bank Name: Standard Bank

Account Name: Setshabelo Family and Child Services

Account Number: 331 979 357

Branch: Brandwag

Branch Code: 051001



Bank Name: First National Bank

Account Name: Setshabelo Family and Child Services

Account Number: 62453549605

Branch: Botshabelo

Branch Code: 239934










With adoption a child is adopted if the child has been place in the permanent care of a person in terms of a court order. We offer adoption as a service to protect and nurture children and promote the goals of permanency by connecting children to loving and functional family relationships intended to last a lifetime.

Foster Care

Foster care is an alternative placement of a child in the care of a person who is not a biological parent or guardian of the child. Its purpose is to protect and nurture children by promoting goals of permanency first towards family reunification or by connecting foster children to other loving and functional family relationships intended to last a lifetime.

Family Preservation

The main goal of family preservation services is to strengthen families, promote healthy family life and preserve a child’s family structure. It is aimed at families with children in order to strengthen and build their capacity and self-reliance to address problems that may occur in the family environment. It is also provided to families where there are children identified as being vulnerable to or at risk of harm or removal into alternative care.

Our Partners

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