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Identikidz Programme<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Identikidz programme 2021/22​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>Identikidz will be available 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 2021</th><th colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​January 2022</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td>Muizenberg, Fish Hoek and Strandfontein in the south; <br> <br>Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Monwabisi, Harmony Park, and Mnandi in the east; <br> <br>Big Bay, Sea Point and surrounding area, Silverstroom, Camps Bay, Lagoon Beach, Melkbos Strand and Millerton Beach.</td><td style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;">15, 16,17 ,18,19, 25, 26 and 31 December 2021. </td><td style="text-align:center;vertical-align:middle;">​1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 January 2022 on 14 of the 15 beaches </td></tr><tr><td>Maiden’s Cove </td><td style="width:197px;">26 December 2021</td><td colspan="1" style="width:184px;">​ 1 and 2 January 2022</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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Social%20Development%20and%20Early%20Childhood%20Development%20Department">Social Development and Early Childhood Development (SDECD) 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 SDECD staff and <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/jobs-and-skills-development/youth-careers/find-an-opportunity-with-epwp">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 2018/19 festive season, just over 100 000 children were tagged. A total of 535 children were reunited with their families.</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="https://www.westerncape.gov.za/dept/social-development" 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="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Departments/Disaster%20Risk%20Management%20Centre">Disaster Risk Management Centre</a> as well as the <a href="https://www.saps.gov.za/" 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>Social Development and Early Childhood Development Department</h4><p>General enquiries<br><br><em>Email:<br><a href="mailto:socialdevelopment@capetown.gov.za">socialdevelopment@capetown.gov.za</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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