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Children's Rights

Presented by : Luke Lamprecht 

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Luke Lamprecht describes adults as “duty bearers” of children’s rights. To reach optimal development, it is argued that a child’s environment, access to basic needs and nurture is imperative. Once society and professionals understand the basis of legislation pertaining to children’s rights, such as Section 28 and the UNCRC, it will improve the developmental stages of a child’s life.

This talk offers insight into children’s rights, looking at examples of case studies, offering advice around issues when children are in conflict with the law, and provides a holistic view of children’s rights.

Venue: Bellavista School, 35 Wingfield Ave, Birdhaven, JHB

Date: 28 February 2024

Time: 14h30–16h30 (Registration 14h00)

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About the Author

“Working with children is walking on holy ground, be mindful of the footprints that you leave”

Luke Lamprecht is a Child Protection and Development Specialist, with 27 years of experience in the NPO and academic fields. He has worked with organisations including Lefika La Phodiso, The Art Therapy Centre, The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children, Johannesburg Child Welfare, Childline, BigShoes and the Johannesburg Parent and Child Counseling Centre. He is also a director at Fight With Insight: a boxing gym based at the Children’s Memorial Institute in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, where he coaches inner-city children.

Luke wrote the Gauteng Child Protection Protocol under the University of Johannesburg and the Department of Social Development. He is an honorary lecturer for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand and supervises honours students for the Department of Forensic Pathology. He is also the placement supervisor for psycho-social support students from The South African College of Applied Psychology.

As a Child Protection and Development Specialist, Luke works with children in conflict with the law, children with autism, and children with behavioural challenges and psychiatric diagnoses.

As an expert and consultant, he convenes the Johannesburg Child Advocacy Forum, is part of the Women and Men Against Child Abuse’s Advocacy Team, consults to the founder of the South African Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, and advises on child protection issues for the Shaken and Abused Baby Initiative.

Luke regularly conducts talks and training sessions on social cohesion, servitude leadership, BEING MAN, child protection and development, health, mental health, disability, cyber-development and sexuality under Brain Mechanics. He has a BA Hons and has completed a Higher Certificate in Multi-Disciplinary Child Protection Team Management at the Midrand Graduate Institute. He holds a qualification in Health Management from the Foundation for Professional Development and Yale University. Luke is currently completing an MSc in Neurodevelopment at Wits and has an Advanced Health Management qualification from FPD and Yale University.

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