About Us

At Living Hope Consulting, we are firm believers that child protection is everybody’s business and that teachers, doctors, parents, police can be powerful actors to effectively support children at risk. In pursuit of creating a safe world for children. Hope is made alive when you live out your passion in service of others. Life can be difficult and painful at times for children and adults alike, especially if your world is turned upside down by trauma, violence, abuse or divorce. We provide professional, compassionate but legally defensible forensic services related to child abuse allegations, care and contact disputes or school disciplinary processes.

About Wezet Botes

Mrs. Wezet Botes graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1999 and has 15 years of social work experience in the field of child protection. She holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Social Work (2008) obtained from the North West University.  She is currently the manager Social Development Projects at VP Health, a software development company focussed on finding ICT solutions for the health and social development and education sector. She has a special interest in finding large scale solutions for assisting abused and neglected children. Wezet believes that information and communication technology ay hold the key to bring change to complex social problems. Wezet’s pursuit of developing systems to protect and support children has led het to become a programme developer and coordinator with special interest in large scale structural reform.  She has presented papers at the UNICEF ECD Knowledge Builder seminar in 2015, CRIMSA (2013) SAPSAC (2011) NIRSA (2009) IASSW (2008) and conferences. She complied and authored the Call to arms child protection manual for ECD’s and the classroom and school based risk assessment framework and has published an academic article in the Social work journal .She co-wrote the Mamma Zamma Mom’s & Kids Development Group Manual which won a silver award at the Impumelelo Innovation Awards (2013) . She is passionate about transferring skills and building capacity amongst social service providers directly involved in services to children. She is married to her husband Christo, an industrial designer they have three sons and is committed to build a safer world for them and all children in SA.

Mrs. Wezet Botes graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1999 and has 15 years of social work experience in the field of child protection. She holds a Masters’ Degree in Forensic Social Work (2008) obtained from the North West University.  She has a special interest in finding large scale solutions for assisting abused and neglected children. In pursuit of this she has become an author programme developer and service coordinator. She has presented papers at the CRIMSA (2013) SAPSAC (2011) NIRSA (2009) IASSW (2008) and conferences. She complied and authored the Call to arms child protection manual for ECD’s and the classroom and school based risk assessment framework and has published an academic article in the Social work journal .She co-wrote the Mamma Zamma Mom’s & Kids Development Group Manual which won a silver award at the Impumelelo Innovation Awards (2013) . She is passionate about transferring skills and building capacity amongst social service providers directly involved in child protection services. She is married with three sons age 11 8 and three and is committed to build a safer world for them and all children in SA.

Mrs. Wezet Botes graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1999 and has 15 years of social work experience in the field of child protection. She holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Social Work (2008) obtained from the North West University. She is currently the manager: Social Development Projects at VP Health, a software development company focused on finding ICT solutions for the health and public service sector. She is also working at Vita Nova Counselling Centre in private practice focusing on creating parenting plans, assessing children in cases of child abuse allegations and therapy for adult survivors. She has a special interest in finding large scale solutions for assisting abused and neglected children and has attended numerous short courses related to the field. She has presented papers at various conferences.