Introduction to Missing Children South Africa

Missing Children SA was established in March 2007 in response to the kidnapping and brutal murders of Sheldean Human (7) from Pretoria and Anestacia Wiese (12) from Mitchell’s Plain, in an effort to assist and support families finding themselves in similar desperate situations.

Missing Children SA assists the South African Police Service in finding people and creating national awareness.The first 24 hours after a person goes missing, is the most crucial. Our organisation exists to be reactive and to create awareness when a case is reported. Approximately 1697 children go missing each year – it is a real and present danger and as an organisation we feel it is necessary to ensure that the citizens of South Africa are aware of this threat to the safety of our children.

Our Vision:

Continuously striving to provide a safe environment for every person in South Africa.

Our Mission:

To provide a structure of re-active support to the family, authorities and other NGO’s when a person goes missing; To provide pro-active national awareness to children and their families, media, authorities, communities and schools.

Our Objectives:

  • Collaborate with the SAPS to delegate the exhibition of MCSA protocol nationally.
  • Identify/appoint a fully briefed SAPS representative/liason per province.
  • Establish media rapport and obtain support commitment.
  • Recruit and appoint a Provincial Coordinator for each province.
  • Distribute protocol across South Africa (homes, schools, media).
  • Identify and approach committed business partners.
  • Collaborate with other NGO’s – locally and internationally – to create awareness and support when a person goes missing.
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