Let's continue to fight child abuse - Minister

National Child Protection Week was a success, the Social development ministry said on Sunday.

Two non-school going boys while away the hours in Blikkiesdorp. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - National Child Protection Week was a success, the Ministry of Social Development said on Sunday.

The week allowed the department to assess its existing programmes, it added.

Minister Bathabile Dlamini concluded the annual campaign, which aims to raise awareness against child abuse and help communities determine whether their children are being abused, in the Free State.

Dlamini appealed to South Africans to help government fight child abuse, human trafficking and teenage pregnancy.

She said another issue that needs to be looked into is the training and employment of children responsible for households.