Our expert says:
if their behaviour is getting out of control and social services will not help then you may need to complain to the social services dept outlining your reasons why you feel they should assist you. The police may only be prepared to take action if you open a case against the children if they steal. This may seem like a harsh approach to open a case against your own child, but if they will no longer listen then the legal authorities may have to get involved.
Another resource is Childline which can be contacted at 08000 55555 or www.childline.org.za or FAMSA at www.famsa.org.za
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