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Childline 1098 service

It provides the information about CHILDLINE 1098 services.

1098 Tele Helpline Model

CHILDLINE stands for a friendly 'didi' or a sympathetic 'bhaiya' who is always there for vulnerable children 24 hours of the day, 365 days of the year.Phone

A phone number that spells hope for millions of children across India, CHILDLINE is India's first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance

Whether you are a concerned adult or a child, you can dial 1098, the toll free number to access our services. We not only respond to the emergency needs of children but also link them to services for their long-term care and rehabilitation. We have, to date, reached out to over three million children across the nation through such calls.

CHILDLINE is a platform bringing together the Ministry for Women & Child Development, Government of India, working in Partnership with State Governments, NGOs, International Organizations, the Corporate Sector, Concerned Individuals and Children.

Childline works for the protection of the rights of all children in general. But its special focus is on all children in need of care and protection, especially the more vulnerable sections, which include:

  • Street children and youth living alone on the streets
  • Child labourers working in the unorganised and organized sectors
  • Domestic help, especially girl domestics
  • Children affected by physical / sexual / emotional abuse in family, schools or institutions.
  • Children who need emotional support and guidance
  • Children of commercial sex workers
  • Child victims of the flesh trade
  • Victims of child trafficking
  • Children abandoned by parents or guardians
  • Missing children
  • Run away children
  • Children who are victims of substance abuse
  • Differently-abled children
  • Children in conflict with the law
  • Children in institutions
  • Mentally challenged children
  • HIV/ AIDS infected children
  • Children affected by conflict and disaster
  • Child political refugees
  • Children whose families are in crises

The Vision that Moulded CHILD-LINE

A child - friendly nation that guarantees the rights and protection of all children.

CHILDLINE in action

The activities of CHILDLINE include

  • The CHILDLINE team receives & responds to the calls
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Direct assistance: medical, shelter, protection from abuse, repatriation, death, missing children, intensive counselling
  • On phone: Emotional support and guidance, information and referral to services for the caller, information about CHILDLINE, silent calls
  • Long-term rehabilitation
  • After the emergency needs of the child have been addressed, CHILDLINE explores options with the child to study, learn a trade, go back home etc. Based on the decision of the child, CHILDLINE links the child to an appropriate organisation in the city.


The CHILDLINE is in response to the Child Rights Convention. CHILDLINE is seen as a one point window, connecting children in need to various NGO's working for child related issues. CHILDLINE works towards ensuring that all children in need of care and protection are aware of and have access to services, that are child friendly, available when they want it and encourage them to participate in decisions that affect them.

The country's first toll-free tele-helpline for street children has grown into a national child protection service that operates in over 450 locations in India.

Source :http://www.childlineindia.org.in/

Related resources

  1. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  2. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  3. Defining Child Protection
Jayanti lal maru Jun 20, 2019 12:51 AM

How can we send whatsapp video to children protection board or othority in India.

Sreejith Jun 04, 2019 09:23 AM

Thanks for your kind help... You guys will be blessed...

Prasanna kumar Apr 17, 2019 10:06 AM

Is it help to stop child marriage?

Pawan Kumar Misra Jan 15, 2019 11:08 PM

One can find pathetic and tragic conditions of children easily at any railway station, bus stop and dhabbas. If u really want to do positive work, then do in this direction.

Santhosh Kumar Dec 23, 2018 07:44 PM

In India there so many childrens as beggers in bus stops, railway stations and in streets so my suggestion is that you go to the Bus stops , railway stations and in streets by vehicles and search for children who are begging,take them
and provide free education in best schools and aftercompletion of 10th ask them in which field they are interested because some members interested in sports, education, designing, arts etc., and send them in their interested field.

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