The CNCC works closely with the Rombo District Department of Social Welfare to ensure some of the children at the Centre are connected with their families. In order to facilitate these connections, CNCC has loaned a ‘piki piki’ (motorcycle) to the Rombo District Commissioner for the Social Welfare Officer to visit these families.
CNCC wants to encourage the families of the children (if they are known) to establish connections with them and if possible take these children back into their families when they are 7 years of age and ready to go to school.
However, the majority of these families have been found to be unable to provide care that is necessary for their wellbeing. It is for this reason that individuals and groups are requested to provide support so that these children continue to receive food, education and medical care.
Another option for children who are orphaned or abandoned is fostering. Only a few children from the Centre are in a foster family but CNCC encourages individuals & families who are interested in fostering to come forward to assist these children. This can be an initial step in the process for adoption if a child is found to have no family connections.