Wezet Botes has extensive experience in dealing with children and families with specific focus on child protection issues. She is passionate about creating a world that is safe for children where they can thrive and experience the joy of family life. She completed her Master’s Degree in Forensic Practice in 2008 at the North-West University and has 15 years’ experience as a social worker, supervisor, unit manager and programme developer at various family care organisations in Pretoria.
She is trained in various counselling modalities, play therapy, adult therapeutic processes and case management and was responsible for the supervision of child abuse investigations and forensic assessments. She has thorough understanding of the Children’s Act and various other laws that intersects in child abuse investigations. Wezet is registered with the South African Council of Social Service Professions and regularly presents accredited training programmes to other professionals in the field of child protection.
She has co-authored two publications namely the Mamma Zamma Mom’s and Kids Development Group Programme and the “Utilisation of Attachment Theory by social workers in foster care supervision services” and authored the Nataniël Progress project’s child protection manual called “Child protection crusade: manual for early childhood development centres.” .
She has first-hand knowledge of the complexity and pit falls that a social worker in private practice may face in dealing with the disclosure of child abuse. This course is developed to provide the practitioner with practical skills, tools and templates to determine the risk of children exposed to potential abusive situations and how to manage and support a child and the family through it all, without exposing your practice to malpractice.