Links to other organisations

Big Shoes The Bigshoes Foundation
Uviwe Uviwe
Door of Hope
Johannesburg Cild Welfare Society Johannesburg Child Welfare Society
Teddy bear clinic The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children
Childline Childline South Africa
Topsy foundation The Topsy Foundation
Child in crisis Child in Crisis
Health in southern africa Africa South of the Sahara - Health
UN study on violence The United Nations Secretary General’s Study on Violence Against Children
Human sciences research council Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
Johannesburg child welfare Child Abuse Treatment and Training Services [part of the Johannesburg Children’s Welfare Society]
resources available Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Roundabout playpumps Roundabout PlayPumps
Easy Fundraising Easy Fundraising - raise money for us while you shop
Search for charities EveryClick - Search for Charities

(Please note: these links will take you away from the infant trust website, and we are not responsible for their content.)

Our project locations

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We are proud and honoured that our work has been recognised by the UK Prime Minister, and that he has given Lesley his Point of Light award, stating
With the Infant Trust Lesley has empowered thousands of women across South Africa to protect and safeguard children in their communities. The education and training she has provided has helped to improve the lives of over 800,000 children, tackling the violence and abuse that affects too many of them in their early years. As we mark International Women’s Day this week I am delighted to recognise all that Lesley has done.”
You can find the full story at
Why are so many small children abused by male perpetrators in South Africa? Our researcher interviewed 27 perpetrators in prison in South Africa; all are in jail after being found guilty of some of the most terrible crimes against some of the most vulnerable children – some as young as a few days old. Those interviewed are all men aged between 16 years and 84 years old, and all have brutalised and raped at least one child. But the findings aren’t maybe what we might expect – it makes interesting reading.  We have been funding research into this for 5 years and it is finally finished and published .

Our flagship Caring for Crèches programme has reached into some of the poorest communities in five of the nine provinces in South Africa and we have crèche leaders everywhere clamouring for the training. We have now trained over 2,200 people and they in turn have already positively impacted on the lives of over 160,000 children … and will continue to help many hundreds more children for years to come