Our History

Child Welfare Bloemfontein was founded in 1914 by a group of volunteers who identified a sincere need for welfare services among poor people. The first social worker was appointed in 1938 to address the needs of families through the rendering of rehabilitation services, supplementary to offering social relief by means of handing out grants and food parcels. In the fifties the social worker’s reports reflected the high percentage of children reported because of abuse and neglect. In 1965 a Child Welfare Society was established in Heidedal. In August 1996 the Societies of Child and Family Welfare Bloemfontein and Heidedal amalgamated and took the responsibility to render child protection services in Bloemfontein, Heidedal and Mangaung. 


What we stand for

The protection of children against any form of abuse.  CWBFN & CLFS has been responsible for the establishment of many capacity building programs in the community,  is committed to advocate for the rights of children, to provide family support and empowerment programmes, to develop and implement appropriate social services to empower vulnerable children and families in order to develop resilience.  We aspire to stay true to our core guiding values.

What sets us apart
We strive to not just rely on funders, corporates, government and donations for financial sustainability, but to find innovative, self-generating ways to raise funds. With your help we can change lives.


child welfare bloemfontein logo handsChild Welfare Bloemfontein & Childline Freestate is committed to advocate for the rights of children, to provide family support and empowerment programmes and to protect children against any form of abuse.


54 Aliwal Street, 
Arboretum, Bloemfontein, 9301
Tell: 051 430 3311 
Email : admin@cwcl.org.za


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