Year Published: 2016

Authors: Lori Lake and Lucy Jamieson

Publisher: Health and Medical Publishing Group

Suggested Citation: Lake L & Jamieson L (2016) Using a child right's approach to strengthen prevention of violence against children. South African Medical Journal, 106(12): 1168-1172.


Violence against children is widespread in South Africa. Much of it remains hidden, and social services are thinly stretched. This article therefore focuses on children’s rights to protection and considers the implications for healthcare practice.