Our organisation was founded in 1914 by a group of volunteers who identified a need for welfare services in the community. The first social worker was appointed in 1938 to provide community rehabilitation services, offer social relief to families and care for neglected and abused children. In 1965 a Child Welfare Society was established in Heidedal and in August 1996 the Societies of Child and Family Welfare Bloemfontein and Heidedal merged to take on the responsibility of child protection in Bloemfontein, Heidedal and Mangaung.

All our Services are governed by he Children’s Act (38 of 2005) is aimed at the support, protection and well being of all children under 18.