Childline India Foundation
Childline India Foundation anchors 1098, a national, 24-hour, emergency free phone outreach service for children in distress, linking them to long term services for their care, protection and rehabilitation.
Work and Achievements
CHILDLINE 1098 is a national, emergency, free phone outreach service for children in distress, linking them to a long term services for their care, protection and rehabilitation. Children in distress can access this 24/7 hrs service in 412 cities across the country.
CHILDLINE logs about 30,000 calls daily and services over 4 million calls in a year from children and concerned individuals across the country. Bulk of the calls are from children living on the streets, runaway children, missing children, victims of child labour and abuse, differently-abled children, children in institutions or displaced by disaster, mentally or physically challenged or any child in a state of distress. Our mandate is to visit the child within an hour of the call and to ensure that the child is safe and secure and that the issues faced by the child are addressed. A concerned adult can also call on behalf of the children.
The CHILDLINE network consists of 750 local voluntary organizations who partner in the programs as Intervention Partners to resolve problems faced by children and to leverage local resources to put the children on the path of self development. CHILDLINE India also catalyses the various allied systems such as the health, education, police, legal, local self government etc in order to effectively reach out to the children in their hour of need.
Fund Utilisation Statement
The funds received will be utilized for responding to calls on 1098, and for strengthening interventions, rescue, rehab, restoration, sponsorship, critical medical care, awareness and advocacy program