Welcome to Hermanus Child & Family Services.

Hermanus Child & Family Services (previously Child Welfare Hermanus) is a designated child protection organisation (DCPO) by the Department of Social Development to provide child protection services.

We have been servicing the community of Hermanus and surrounding areas for over 75 years. Our mission is to protect and support the most vulnerable in our society.

Who We Are

Established in 1944, Hermanus Child & Family Services is a South African child protection Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), that has been approved as public benefit organisation by the South African Revenue Service.

The organisation is led by a board of volunteer members, who provide leadership and strategic vision to the organisation. This vision is carried out by suitably qualified staff members who report to the board.

With our head office in Mount Pleasant, Hermanus, we work within our demarcated service areas of Mount Pleasant, Zwelihle, Sandbaai, Onrus, Vermont and Paradise Park, Hermanus, Western Cape.

What We Do

As a Designated Child Protection Organisation (DCPO) we provide child protection services for children in need of care as defined by the Children’s Act. This care includes foster care and alternate placement supervision and family reunification to children and families in need.

Proactively, we also run preventative programmes and provide early childhood development services.

How can you help?


Contact us if you would like to share your time & skills. You can support Hermanus Child & Family Services by volunteering to help raise funds, organise an event or  share a special skill.

Monetary Donation


You contribution will go directly towards effective services to the growing numbers of vulnerable children. You can make a once-off, monthly or annual donation.

As an approved public benefit organisation, donations to the organisation will be tax deductible and donations to the organisation are exempt from donations tax.


We welcome donations. Previously loved children’s books, musical instruments, craft supplies, clothing, toys and home goods.

If you have something to donate contact us to make arrangements to drop it off at our office.

    Contact Us

    Email us if you require further information on our services or wish to volunteer or donate!