Group meetings for the recruitment and training of (potential) crisis foster parents were not allowed to take place since March due to the strict measures. The selection procedure of the already selected foster parents has also come to a standstill because the government is no longer issuing the required certificates of good behavior. The inventory of all services has been completed, however, and telephone conversations are taking place at individual level with both foster parents and relevant stakeholders.
The staff has been deployed to provide emergency relief to vulnerable families, with more than 4,000 adults and children collecting checks to buy food.
Lockdown measures in South Africa are currently relaxing, but what the exact situation will look like in the coming months specifically for this project is not clear.