Mpumalanga Department of Social Development played a critical role in the establishment of a 24 hour crisisline service for the children in Mpumalanga. Childline Mpumalanga has been funded by DSD since 2003 through signing service level agreements annually to facilitate the provision of a crisisline response at all hours to children and families in the province, as well as social work therapeutic services to children in the province.  This services are available through individual and group therapeutic social services to children, families and focus groups in communities in Mpumalanga.