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SPARSHA TRUST

Children Coverage Detail

Year Female Male Total
2009-10 28 21 49
2010-11 115 96 211
2011-12 50 156 206
2012-13 150 231 381
2013-14 108  181 289
2014-15 99 127 226

Child protection

CHILDLINE 1098

What street children in India needed was a helpline, their own helpline.

In recognition of Sparsha’s capability of reaching out to the needy children in a continuous manner and having the right impact through effective suite of intervention services, the Government of India has selected Sparsha to set up a ChildLine Centre for Bangalore Rural District at Hoskote, Devanahalli, Dodballapura, and Nelamangalla Taluks. From its inception till December 2015, 136 cases have been attended.

ChildLine is India’s first 24-hour, toll free, emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection linking them to long-term services for their care and rehabilitation. Any child and concerned adult can call 1098 and access the ChildLine service any time of the day or night. It is aimed especially to help children who are being treated violently or sexually abused by adults. ChildLine is a totally confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. Anyone can contact a ChildLine counsellor to talk about anything - no problem is too big or too small.

Each call centre has a team of trained youth who answer the telephone lines 24 hours a day. Within 60 minutes (at most) of receiving a call, the team rushes to the child and solves the crisis. It may involve going to a police station, the Juvenile Welfare Board to or a hospital. There is a regular follow up till the child tides through the crisis, after which options for long term rehabilitation are presented to the child.

Globally no other non-profit children's helpline provides such outreach services. ChildLine goes beyond counselling over the phone by using the telephone as a medium to link children in need with services that exist for their rehabilitation.

Objectives:

  • To reach out to every child in need of care and protection by responding to emergencies on 1098.
  • Awareness about ChildLine 1098 amongst every Indian child.
  • To provide a platform of networking amongst organizations and to provide linkages to support systems that facilitates the rehabilitation of children in need of care and protection.
  • To work together with the Allied Systems (Police, Health Care, Juvenile Justice, Transport, Legal, Education, Communication, Media, Political and the Community) to create child friendly systems.
  • To advocate services for children those are inaccessible or non-existent.
  • To create a body of NGOs and Government organizations working within the national framework and policy for children.
  • To be a nodal child protection agency in the country, providing child protection services to children in need of care and protection.
  • To contribute and work towards strengthening and participating in a global movement that addresses issues related to child protection and ensures that children's voices are heard.

Appeal to Public: If you are finding any children in the above said category please call 1098 (toll free) – Help us to care for children in distress.

Further reading: http://www.childlineindia.org.in/1098/1098.htm