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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote and uphold the rights of children and youth 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
254176  Promote and uphold the rights of children and youth 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Child and Youth Care Work 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Promotive Health and Developmental Services 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
117177  Promote and uphold the rights of children and youth  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful for people working in child and youth care contexts, but without professional responsibility for child and youth care. Typical applications would be for domestic assistants, foster and holiday hosts, maintenance workers, administrative staff, clinic nurses and nurse aids, teacher aids, hostel matrons, kitchen staff and security guards.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of human development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of child rights for own work context.
  • Identify the implications of child rights for own practice, and apply these under supervision. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communications at NQF Level 3 or equivalent competence. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:

    All work in contact with children and youth at risk will be directly supervised by qualified professionals.

    Codes and guidelines include, at present:
  • Ethics developed by the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care.
  • International conventions: UN Convention on Rights of the Child; African Charter on Rights of the Child.
  • Current Legislation - including Regulations - pertaining to Children; Child Justice; White Paper for Social Welfare (1997); SA Constitution 1997. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe 'childhood' in terms of a basic knowledge of human development, needs and diversity. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Development includes:
  • Cognitive, socio-emotional, creative, physiological, sexual, spiritual, and moral. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The description of social equality as it applies to the child is consistent with basic human rights and child rights as defined in the Constitution, current legislation and regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The needs of children are identified and described with reference to the development of children in a South African context, and ways in which that context places them at risk. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Context includes:
  • Cultural and political settings; every-day life context (family, neighbourhood, school and larger social-cultural); environmental conditions (HIV/AIDS, poverty, crime).
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Human diversity is described and explained with reference to personal, familial, cultural and social bias and/or stereotyping. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Diversity includes:
  • Age, class, race, ethnicity, disability, language, spiritual belief systems, educational achievements, gender differences, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, conscience/belief, health status.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Children are differentiated from humans at other stages of development in terms of developmental stages, needs and diversity. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of child rights for own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The code of ethics for child and youth care work in own context is described and explained in relation to current legislation and implications for own practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The essential ideas contained in child rights instruments are described and explained in line with accepted interpretations in the field. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Essential ideas include rights to:
  • Best interests of the child; protection; participation; survival and development; right to secure, healthy environment; equality (non-discrimination); privacy and confidentiality; respect and dignity.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The description of child rights is consistent with current legislation and regulations and are explained with reference to their application in own work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Violations of child rights are correctly identified and reported according to stipulated procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify the implications of child rights for own practice, and apply these under supervision. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The supervisory process is explained in relation to the application of child rights within own particular child and youth care work context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of supervision for the maintenance of child rights is described and explained with reference to its application in programmes within the life space of the child. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Routines implemented in the course of own work are consistent with child rights and codes of practice for the field. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Child rights legislation and guidelines are accessed for reference purposes as required. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
  • The moderation requirements of the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Note: Work is invariably within a team. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Note: Systematic observation requires an organized approach. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Note: Collection, analysis and evaluation of information is essential to the standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Note: Important to understand observations in the moment against the broader plan for the young person. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 117177, "Promote and uphold the rights of children and youth", Level 3, 4 credits.

    No person with a child abuse record; history of violent crimes; or substance abuse record, should be considered for this unit standard. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  60209   Further Education and Training Certificate: Child and Youth Care Work  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  66749   National Certificate: Community Development  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  67509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Community Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  61451   Further Education and Training Certificate: Criminology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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. Basadi Africa Management 
    2. Childline South Africa 
    3. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
    4. Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) 
    5. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    6. Gotsec Skills Training 
    7. Heartbeat Centre for Community Development t/a Heartbeat 
    8. KHANIMAMBA TRAINING AND RESOURCE CENTRE 
    9. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
    10. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
    11. LVK Management Services 
    12. Marematlou Training Institute 
    13. MENTORNET (PTY) LTD 
    14. Rhodes University 
    15. Spotru Training Centre 
    16. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Tembe Service Providers 



    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.