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A child can be removed from home for several reasons, as stated in the Children’s Act (38 of 2005), as amended. However, section 187 of the Children’s Act (38 of 2005), as amended, clearly states that a child in need of care and protection should be removed with the view that reunification between the child and the biological parents is possible and is in the child’s best interest. The primary goal is therefore to stabilise the family circumstances and reunite the child with his or her biological parents. Section 157, subsection 2 of the Children’s Act (38 of 2005), as amended, states that a social worker rendering reunification services should investigate the reason for the removal, take action to prevent those causes from recurring, and provide counseling for the child as well as the parent during removal as well as after reunification. However, social workers in Ethiopia have extremely high caseloads, which may prevent them from delivering effective reunification services. According to Dlamini and Sewpaul (2015), high caseloads and poor working conditions are a reality for social workers in Ethiopia, where the average number of cases per social worker is 150.

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