The National Child Protection Week is an initiative which aims to raise awareness on the rights of children; the 2019 theme was “Let Us Protect All Children to Move South Africa Forward”. Safety for children in South Africa; at home, in schools, on the streets or at church – is currently questionable; children’s lives are constantly in danger! DDG Connie Nxumalo (Social Services) and Joan van Niekerk (Child Rights Activist) assist in analyzing the various legislations enacted for the protection of children, with the intention of understanding if the laws are adequate, or perhaps the rights are too much… what is the gap between legislation and implementation?