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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of violence and victimisation affecting children and youth 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117883  Demonstrate an understanding of violence and victimisation affecting children and youth 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Victim Empowerment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 07 - Human and Social Studies People/Human-Centred Development 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner will be equipped with a basic understanding of violence and victimisation affecting children and youth as described by South African legislation and organisational policies.

Learners include service providers working in Government, Non-Governmental Organisations, Community-Based Organisations and Faith-Based Organisations. They may be employed on a full-time basis or volunteer their services. Learners may include scholars in secondary schools.

Learners accredited with this Unit Standard will be capable of:
  • Understanding the social context of violence affecting youth and children
  • Identifying and referring victims of child abuse and neglect
  • Understanding youth at risk
  • Understanding youth in conflict with the law 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF level 1 or equivalent competence.
  • Mathematical literacy at NQF level 1 or equivalent competence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the social context of violence affecting youth and children. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The context of violence affecting youth and children is described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The scope and dynamics of violence against youth and children are described in relation to specific cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cycles of violence in relation to youth and children as victims and perpetrators are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The physical and emotional impact of victimisation on youth and children is explained in relation to specific cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The needs and rights of youth and children are explained according to specific cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    HIV/Aids, sexual abuse and domestic violence is explained in relation to neglect of youth and children. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify and refer victims of child abuse and neglect. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The definition of "child abuse" according to relevant legislation is provided by referring to types of child abuse and neglect. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of abuse include, but is not limited to: physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant South African legislation and policies on child abuse and neglect are identified and the key provisions are described in relation to specific cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of educators in identifying the appropriate intervention for child abuse and neglect is explained in relation to specific cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Services required by victims of child abuse and neglect (includes referring) are identified and described in terms of their roles and responsibilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Ethical and legal boundaries of disclosure and non-disclosure in relation to child abuse and neglect are explained with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Understand youth at risk. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of "youth at risk" is defined with examples that reflect South African communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The contexts and causal factors relating to "youth at risk" are explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Causes includes, but is not limited to: poverty, lack of parental care, HIV/Aids orphans, alcoholism, drug abuse, apartheid and cycles of violence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Community interventions to address the problems of "youth at risk" are described with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Interventions include, but are not limited to: youth clubs, recreation programmes, wilderness camps, skills development, education and economic empowerment, volunteer programmes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The socio-political context of youth as perpetrators is described in relation to South African communities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Referral procedures to these interventions are described in relation to specific cases. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Understand youth in conflict with the law. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The nature and extent of youth in conflict with the law is explained according to different contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Restorative Justice is defined and its relevance to youth offending is explained with examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Definition of Restorative Justice, examples of restorative justice programmes for youth, diversion programmes, etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Relevant South African legislation relating to youth and child offenders is identified and the key provisions are described in relation to specific cases.. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of communities and service providers in youth diversion programmes is described according to the provisions of the Child Justice Bill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Relevant referral procedures are explored in line with organization and programme best practice and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The role of youth and child victims in the Restorative Justice Process is explained with examples. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard and the related Exit Level Outcomes of the Qualification must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • External Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA at its discretion.
  • The accredited Training Provider will oversee internal moderation of assessment.
  • Internal and external moderation should encompass achievement of competence described in this Unit Standard as well as the integrated competence described in the Exit Level Outcome of the Qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The relevant sections of the following:
  • Child Care Act (74 of 1983)
  • Child Pornography under the Films and Publications Act (65 of 1996)
  • Film and Publications Amendment Bill (61 of 2003)
  • African Protocol on the Rights of Children
  • National Youth Development Policy Framework
  • Child Justice Bill 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems to assist and support youth and children as victims and perpetrators of violence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation and community to provide appropriate youth diversion programmes to support victimised youth and children. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively in oral and/or written mode to assist and support victims of child abuse and neglect. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the social development of communities by participating in a supportive role for children and youth who are victims and perpetrators of violence. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
  • Assessors must be registered as assessors with a relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessors must be in possession of a Qualification in Victim Empowerment or a related sub-field of Human and Social Studies at a minimum of NQF level 3. 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49279   National Certificate: Victim Empowerment and Support  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  49600   National Certificate: Development Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Aids Foundation of South Africa 
    2. Childline South Africa 
    3. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
    4. Ichtus Business Consultants 
    5. Indalo Health And Wellness (PTY) Ltd 
    6. Khanya Family Centre 
    7. Maranatha Training and Development 
    8. Ragoga Support Services 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.