The knowledge of how best to protect children exists within the community. The CCT Village Hive model mobilises community members to drive the child protection system in their village, ensuring no vulnerable children are overlooked. Each Village Hive has a Community Network that is comprised of community members and CCT village-based social workers.
Identification and referral
The community members and village-based social workers in each Community Network know their communities well. The community members work to identify every single vulnerable child in their village and refer them to the village-based social workers, who are the first to respond. Village-based social workers then work with CCT senior social workers to partner with families to co-create safety and empowerment plans.
Facilitating access to vital services
Community Networks identify gaps in necessary support services in their village, which are then plugged by CCT’s Village Hive. Village-based social workers in the Community Network assist families in accessing vital health, education and social services.
Community Education Workshops
Community Networks run education workshops in their village, such as parenting skills, home safety, alcohol support groups and child empowerment clubs. These workshops are a means of identifying vulnerable children and also of addressing some of the root causes of child protection issues in their community.