Monday, July 14, 2008

Call 1098

Hello every one...

Daily we see lot of street children who are in real need. Most of the street children in India is seen in India are found in Mumbai. To protect the children in Mumbai, first CHILD LINE is started and now working over 81 cities and will cover more cities in next few years. The Main idea is to protect the rights for the (Street) children.

CHILD LINE focuses mainly on
- 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

Its is for the children of the ages 0-18. CHILD LINE operate on 24x7. They reach the child within 60 min (at most). They not only respond to the emergency needs of children, but also link them to services for their long-term care and rehabilitation.

So when ever you see a vulnerable child please call 1098. Please rescue a child life.
  • Call 1098 when to see any child in distress
  • Tell every vulnerable child you see, about CHILDLINE 1098
P.S: Don't misuse the service. Please don't make fake calls and trouble them

Caution Warning : We understand there is a chain mail circulating that says - one should call up 1098 to pick up left over food after a party etc. so that it is not wasted. We are India's only and most widespread Children's phone emergency outreach service [1098] for children in need of care & protection. We do not pick up food or distribute food. This mail is not initiated by us, kindly do not circulate it. Your co-operation is appreciated.

(I have recently changed the content of this topic. Before, the use of 1098 is wrongly interpreted. Sorry for making a wrong post. I apologize and express my gratitude to Mr. Sameer Vedula who has gave me the right content for this topic)