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Identikidz Programme<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Identikidz programme 2023/2​​​​​​4<br></h2></span> <p>Identikidz will be available <strong>between 09:00 - 18:30 </strong>at the following beaches over the festive season:</p> <span> <div class="mobile-scroll">​​ <table style="width:605px;"><thead><tr><th>Beach</th><th style="width:197px;">December<br></th><th colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​January<br></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>Big Bay, Camps Bay, Gordon’s Bay, Harmony Park, Fish Hoek, Lagoon Beach, Melkbosstrand, Milnerton, Mnandi, Monwabisi, Muizenberg, Sea Point and surrounds, Silwerstroom, Strandfontein and Strand<br></td><td style="text-align:left;vertical-align:middle;"> 15, 17, 23, 26, 30 and 31 December 2023<br></td><td style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;">​ <p>1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 January 2024<br></p></td></tr><tr><td>Maiden’s Cove </td><td style="width:197px;">26 December 2023<br></td><td colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​ 1 January 2024<br></td></tr></tbody></table></div>​​​</span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​About the programme​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>During the summer holidays, beaches can become overpopulated and often children are lost or separated from their families.</p><p>Our <a href="">Community, Arts and Culture Development Department</a> helps to alleviate this problem with the Identikidz Programme. </p><p>The programme provides safety for children and peace of mind for parents or caregivers visiting the beaches. Teams made up of City staff and <a href="">EPWP</a> workers are deployed to various 'hot spots' to register children and issue identification armbands. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy light-blue bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info quickstat">​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Quick stat</h4><p> During the 2022/23 festive season, more than 125 000 children were tagged, and just over 400 children were reunited with their families.<br></p></div></div></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">How it works</h2><p>Easy-to-spot City branded booths are stationed at the various participating beaches. When you arrive at the beach, you can go to the nearest booth to register your child.</p><p>We take down your full name, contact details and home address as well as your child’s name, age, gender and a short description of their appearance. Once we have all the necessary details, we will issue your child with an identification armband.</p><p>The armband has a unique number on it which is recorded next to the details during registration. It is waterproof so your child can still swim and have fun without damaging it.</p><p>We will use your contact details to track you down in the event that your child is lost, and we can use your child’s description to identify them if they are reported missing. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>unclaimed children</h4><p> It is important that you keep your cellphone close by and charged throughout the day in case we need to contact you. If a child is found on the beach and we are unable to track down the family by the end of the day, the child is handed over to the <a href="" target="_blank">Western Cape Department of Social Development<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p></div></div></span> <p>If you report your child missing, we will notify the relevant authorities. We work with our <a href="">Disaster Risk Management Centre</a> as well as the <a href="" target="_blank">South African Police Service (SAPS)<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> to find missing children.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us</h2><p>For more information, contact:</p><h4><a href="">Community, Arts and Culture Development Department</a><br></h4><p> <em>Email:<br><a href=""></a></em></p>GP0|#3b02d466-1b75-4f14-9eba-7dd3c594ea33;L0|#03b02d466-1b75-4f14-9eba-7dd3c594ea33|Identikidz programme;GTSet|#dc1a8a1b-0357-45bc-b768-7d9a89c8ef94;GPP|#5258b4cc-fc61-4746-90f4-7b10e33f2ac4;GPP|#01c7dd08-6ba3-4ae5-86c1-37cf07e8323e;GPP|#659228ce-7f43-4fe6-8efe-ddeb2a010e91Our Identikidz teams are deployed at popular beaches across Cape Town during the summer holidays to ensure the safety of young beachgoers0





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