Child Line 1098
Child Help Line No. 1098 is a nationwide 24-hour toll free helpline phone service for children in need of care and protection. It focuses on the most marginalized children in the city/districts comprising of the street children, children in domestic work, abused children, child victims of the flesh trade, differently abled children, drug addicts, children in conflict with the law, children in institutions, mentally ill children, children affected by HIV/AIDS, children whose families are in crisis etc. The aim of the help line is to provide emergency assistance to these kids, strengthening the child protection system in the city by sensitizing the allied systems on child rights.
Muskan Sansthan has been the collaborative organization partner of Childline India Foundation, Mumbai under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) since March’11. The organization works as a call centre for the children in need of care and protection. A dedicated team works round the clock 24×7, from attending the calls of victimized children, making interventions and finally restoring of the child whenever required. The interventions include providing rescue operations, emotional support, counselling, guidance, shelter and medical facilities, dealing with parents/guardians and authorities.
The main activities carried out during the reported year are:
24 Child Laborers freed from various hotels, shops and construction sites
4 child beggars freed from Child Labour.
1 Ajmer based missing child provided shelter
1 mentally ill girl provided with shelter
The general public and officials of local administration joined with Child Line via signature campaign