What is CHILDLINE?
CHILDLINE 1098 is a national, 24 hour, toll free, emergency outreach service for children in need of care & protection. Any child or concerned adult can dial 1098 to avail of emergency assistance.
What makes CHILDLINE Unique?
>>Unique Govt. – NGO – Corporate partnership.
>>Largest NGO network in India
>>Largest child help line in India.
>>A link between Govt. of India and Civil Societies.
Children Who Call?
>>Mentally ill children
>>Children affected by disaster
>>HIV/AIDS infected children
>>All children in need of care and protection
Brief description of Childline 1098
CHILDLINE India is a project of Ministry of Women and Child Development. Childline India foundation is a non-government organisation (NGO) in India that operates a telephone helpline called Childline, for children in distress. It was India's first 24-hour; tollfree, phone outreach service for children Childline was first established as an experimental project in June 1996, by Jeroo Billimoria, a professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai at the department of Family and Child Welfare. Subsequently, Government of India, established the Childline across India in 1998-99, under Ministry of Women and Child Development, as an umbrella organisation to support and monitor services across India, while also serving as link between the ministry and various NGOs working the field. The Secretary of the Ministry functions as the Chairperson of the Governing Board of the Foundation.
CHILDLINE 1098 Karbi Anglong
>>Collaborative Organization: Jirsong Asong
>>CHILDINE Collaborative Director: Rev. Dr. Tomy Palely
>>MoU signed with CHILDINE India Foundation date: 20th April 2018
>>Officially inaugurated date: 06th July 2018
>>Inaugurated By: Sri Mridul Kumar Mahanta, Ex-Deputy Commissioner Karbi Anglong, Assam.
>>Childline Karbi Anglong office designated Number 6000153165
Brief background of Jirsong Asong
>>Jirsong Asong was formed on the 4th December 1985 under the able leadership of Rt. Rev Mathai Kochuparampil, Bishop of Diphu. Social Service Wing of Diocese of Diphu in Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
>>Registration under Societies Registration Act 1860- No. 1115 of 1985 – 1986
>>Jirsong Asong means an ‘Association of friends’ in the Karbi language.
>>Present Director: Rev. Dr Tomy Palely, Asst. Director: Fr. Saji Lukose.
CHILDLINE In Action
>>Child / Concerned Adult dials 1098
>>Connected to a CHILDLINE call centre
>>Emergency response CHILDLINE team rushes to child within 60 minutes
>>Child provided rehabilitation, follow up with child long term linkages grass roots outreach and open house.