Arms Around the Child

Operation Bobbi Bear

Bobbi Bear is an organisation committed and dedicated to working with and assisting sexually abused children in Kwa Zulu Natal, SA. We need to train more Child Safety Officers to rescue, represent and reintegrate sexually-abused children, to minimise risk of HIV/AIDS helping them towards wholeness.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1123038)

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For Bobbi Bear to impact and expand we need to increase the training programmes for Child Safety Officers and recruit from communities in South Africa. For further impact we need to recruit and train for the School Outreach Programme HIV Edu Toy and set up more community based meetings and support groups for victims of child sexual abuse and recreate the successful Tree Project with other community leaders in South Africa.


As part of Bobbi bears expansion the vision is to have at least 2 Child Safety Officers in every community in South Africa who are equipped to intervene and assist the criminal justice system to safeguard the best interest of any child who is a victim of sexual abuse. CSO’s become the ears & eyes in the community, thereby alerting the authorities in the area or Bobbi Bear to abuse and often preventing the abuse.

  • Every little body is a somebody

    — Jackie Branfield

  • Every little body is a somebody

    — Jackie Branfield