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» ChildLine to be extended to nine more districts

CHENNAI:ChildLine (1098), the emergency phone outreach service for children in distress will be extended to nine other districts in Tamil Nadu.The districts to be covered under this new proposal are Tiruvallur, Tiruvannamalai, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Dharmapuri, Villupuram, Ariyalur, Vellore and Tirupur, sources in the Directorate of Social Defence, the nodal agency for ChildLine in Chennai, told The Hindu.

» Chandigarh doctors clown around - and get children smiling

CHANDIGARH: Dec 30 - Most parents dread taking their children to the doctor. The combination of white coats, medicines and injections is enough to transform even the most angelic toddler into a shrieking tantrum-throwing brat. But doctors at a hospital here have come up with a novel solution to this problem - they dress up as clowns! Doctors at the APC, in collaboration with the NGO Childline, have come up with this technique to do away with what is called the 'white coat syndrome' - the phobia among children when they see white coats worn by doctors.

» Childline organises special programme

JAMMU: Childline, Jammu organised a special programme at Apna Van , village Surechak on Saturday. Prizes and certificates were distributed among the winners of Inter-zone Painting competition. The Childline had conducted competition in three phases i.e school/zone and inter zone levels. Out of 2078 students of 89 schools, the best 10 students were honoured by Director Education, Jammu G.A Qureshi, The Chief Guest. The exhibition of paintings and posters on Child rights and how easy it is to contact and get assistance from Childline was explained.

» 8 more CHILDLINE centres planned

HYDERABAD: The Central government is planning to establish eight more CHILDLINE centres, which rescue street children, child labour etc and provide them education, food and shelter, in the State very shortly.In addition to the one in the State capital, the new centres would be established at Warangal, Tirupati, Srikakulam, Anantapur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool and Vizianagaram districts, said I. Philips of Childline Hyderabad, while addressing a workshop, 'Role of media in protecting the rights of the children,' held here on Monday.

» Police urged to play greater role in protection of child rights

VIJAYAWADA: Project Director of the National Child Labour Project (NCLP), Krishna district, K. Siva Sankar, on Sunday said the police department must play an active role in protection of child rights. Addressing a workshop on 'Protection of Child Rights' organised by the city unit of the Forum for Child Rights at the TANA Child Rescue Shelter in Hanumanpet under the aegis of Childline India Foundation, Mr. Siva Sankar said it was essential for the staff of the law enforcement department to enhance their awareness level on child-related issues like their rights and problems.

» Lost girl tries to find her way back home

Mumbai: It has been over a week since the government railway police found five-year-old Laxmi Rajubhai Marathi sitting alone on a bench at the Ahmedabad railway station. Currently under the care of the NGO Childline, the child only knows the name of the city she lives in -- Mumbai. With no address, name, or any other concrete information, Childline members are now asking the Mumbai police for help to reunite the girl with her family. No missing persons complaint has bee registered so far. Kelvin Symonds, member of Childline, Mumbai, said their counterparts in Ahmedabad contacted them about Marathi. "The railway police took her to the Childline centre on December 8.

» Child help rescued, agency owner held

The Delhi Police arrested the owner of a placement agency that was allegedly providing children as domestic helps and also rescued a minor girl from Noida.The agency's owner, Rekha, was arrested while Sarita Taneja, who allegedly employed the girl, is on the run, Kishore added. Officials said the police was informed about the crime by 'Child Helpline', an NGO.

» 10-yr-old domestic help rescued from Noida

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Sunday claimed to have busted a placement agency that provided minor girls as domestic helps. Police have arrested the woman owner and rescued a 10-year-old girl working in a house in Noida Sector 50. "We received information that the placement agency located in Paharganj was involved in employing minor children as domestic servants. Further investigations led to the rescue of the girl from Noida," he said. The girl was employed for Rs 1,000 a month, he said adding that police received a tip-off from Child Helpline, an NGO.

» Job racket busted, minor rescued

NEW DELHI: A woman running an employment agency which provided minors as domestic helps has been arrested and a 10-year-old girl rescued, police said on Sunday. Police received information Saturday that a placement agency located in Pahar Ganj area of central Delhi was involved in the illegal activity. "A search operation was launched in association with NGO Child Helpline and the girl, employed as a domestic help in a house in Noida, was rescued. She was being paid Rs. 1,000 per month," said a police official.

» 'Adopting' a more flexible approach

LUCKNOW: Suhasini's overwhelming joy was reflected in her tears. After a two-year wait she was finally holding a baby she can call her own. Her husband Prashant Shukla, an executive with a private firm, too was overjoyed but nervous as well. The government run centre is at Prag Narain Road. Some in voluntary sector include Adoption Centre Motinagar, Manisha Mandir in Gomtinagar, Vardan Shishu Grih Indiranagar and Home and Adoption Support for Infants, Aliganj. For any adoption related query, contact childline 1098.

» Why Nipa Bhansali is running to raise money

MUMBAI:Llike thousands of other youngsters, Nipa Bhansali will be running at the Standard Chartered Marathon in January. And like those other thousands, she will be running for a cause - the NGO Childline India Foundation. It helps that she works for it, but how many of us would run for our offices! Here's why she is doing it."Thousands of children across India are victims of child abuse, assault, flesh trade and innumerable diseases while some are child addicts, homeless, mentally challenged and subject to a grievous life, Why? Because circumstances made them martyrs to subsistence.

» Students take part in 5K Run

A 5K Run was conducted by St. Joseph's Degree and P.G. College in collaboration with Divya Disha , a reputed NGO on the Necklace Road to mark the International Child Rights Day on November 20.The objective of the event was to spread awareness about Child Rights and Child Helpline number 1098.Child Line is a 24 hour telephone helpline service that reaches out to every child in distress, said V.K. Swamy, Principal, St. Joseph's Degree and P.G. College and appreciated the encouraging response from the youth for supporting a social cause. Divya Disha Chairman Isidore Philip entreated the young audience to echo the oath for the day 'Yes we can' for safe childhood.

» Techies prefer practice to theory

BANGALORE: Social outreach activities appeal to young Bengalureans and the adrenalin rush and thrill of rescuing helpless and destitute young ones, a la Bollywood, is attracting techies in large numbers today. 'Childline' authorities have been inundated with a flood of queries from young working professionals who call saying they want to participate in child rescue operations. "Nowadays this seems to be a craze among techies. We have been receiving a lot of calls enquiring about the procedure to join us as volunteers," said Nagasimha G. Rao, nodal supervisor, Childline.

Toddlers taught about good touch, bad touch

MUMBAI: With the recent allegation that a EuroKids teacher molested a toddler, Podar Education Network has decided to educate children as young as three to five years of age on how to distinguish a good touch from a bad touch. Whatever a child is comfortable with is called a safe touch What a child is uncomfortable with is called unsafe or bad touch It is not okay for anyone to touch your private parts If you are abused, it is not your fault, tell your parents about it

Villupuram kids lose childhood in Chennai kitchens

CHENNAI: Preethi (all names changed) got the beating of her life, which is all of six years now, for breaking an egg while fetching the packet from the grocer for her employer in Chennai. She went back to the store sobbing, pleading for a replacement. The kind shopkeeper gave her an egg and dialed 1098 to alert the childline.

"That little girl was brought from Uttar Pradesh to work at the house of a Chennai businessman on a measly salary. She was made to take care of the boss' baby, clean the house and help the wife in the kitchen," recalled Dr P. Manorama, chairperson, child welfare committee. After being rescued by the childline, the girl refused to go back to UP and stopped her wailing only after she was assured that she would be brought up in a government home in Chennai and educated.

» Orphanage raided after boy's death

The Sneha Children's Home and Orphanage was on Friday raided by a team consisting police, officials from the Department of Women and Child Welfare, members of Childline (children's helpline) and the Association for Promotion of Social Action (APSA). The team rescued 19 children, all aged between seven months and 14 years. The youngest was seven-month-old Prince. The children have been taken to the Government Boys Home, Girls Home and Shishugriha (government home for children under six years). A few are orphans, but at least one parent is alive for most of the others.

» Call for efforts to check sexual harassment at workplace

BERHAMPUR: A workshop on Juvenile Justice Act and sexual harassment at workplaces was organised jointly at Chatrapur by Ganjam district administration and ISRD-Childline on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the workshop, Additional District Magistrate M.M. Deo said proper coordination between different developmental agencies can help solve problems faced by children in better manner. He admitted that sexual harassment of women at workplaces had become a major menace in present society which was affecting physical as well as mental health of the victims.

» Crimes against girls on the rise, police claim

MUMBAI: The arrests of two teenaged boys allegedly for committing sexual crimes against four-year-old girls last week, are not stray incidents, the Mumbai police claim. Statistics available with the police department say that crimes against minor girls in the city are on the rise. Madhavi Mhatre, activist with Childline India Foundation, attributed the rise in these cases to sociological factors. "There are more nuclear families with working parents. Children are left alone at home and are more vulnerable to abuse," Mhatre said.

» 55 kids go missing in 11 months in Gurgaon

GURGAON.: In an alarming revelation, the Gurgaon police admitted that at least five children go missing from the city every month. While launching a campaign Child se Dosti on Tuesday, the city police commissioner, S S Deswal, admitted to this disturbing fact. He also added that while 55 children went missing in the past 11 months, 34 of them have been traced and reunited with families

Commenting on the missing kids, Deswal said, the families of the 13 missing children have shifted from Gurgaon so the job of tracing them have become difficult. But we are on the job.

» It's not a happy Children's Day for Bangalore's under-age domestic workers

BANGALORE: As the country celebrates Children's Day, Bangalore does not have much to cheer about. Of late, the city's well-heeled are employing children to work as their domestic help. Furthermore, these children are subjected to physical and mental torture by their employers.

According to Childline, a national emergency phone outreach for children in distress and in need of care and protection, around 100 minors from across India are brought to Bangalore illegally every year to work as domestic help. Activists say the figure could be much higher as several cases go unreported.

Techies in Bangalore employ them and they subject young children to various kind of physical and mental torture," says Nagasimha G Rao, nodal supervisor of Childline.

» 'Pune leads in cases of child abuse'

PUNE: The case of a three-week old baby from Mumbai, who survived despite a nail being shoved down her throat, has opened a can of worms. Child rights activists and members of the Child Protection Committee say that this incident isn't isolated. "Pune leads all the other cities in terms of calls. At our review meet it was revealed that most other cities don't get more than 5,000 calls. More cases are being reported in the state and especially in this city," said Anuradha Sahasrabuddhe, founder-director, Pune CHILDLINE.The helpline has centres in 83 cities, and if coordinators are to be believed, Maharashtra logs the maximum number of calls.

Childline India to Set Up Base in Three Districts

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» Children rescued from bagmaking unit

KOCHI: Following an anonymous call from Kacheripady, a team from the Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan Childline Kochi rescued four children from a bagmaking unit which was functioning in a building on SRM Road.The children, Chuttan, Guddu, Rahul and Babloo, were rescued with the help of the Kasaba police.

» Childline rescues four children

KOCHI: Four children, two of them less than 10 years old and the others less than 14, were rescued from a bag-making unit on SRM Road in the heart of the city on Wednesday by activists of Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan Childline, a helpline for children in distress.

Childline was tipped off by an anonymous caller, who said that people in the neighbourhood of the bag-making facility heard children crying in the night.

» The Five-Point Guide To: Helping

In a city like Mumbai where millions call the pavements their home, there's no shortage of people to help.Very often we see children and babies wandering the streets, with no adult in sight. Nishit Kumar of Childline India Foundation, advises that you wait and see if there's an adult around, before approaching him or her (otherwise the parent can file a kidnapping charge against you).

» Newborn girl found abandoned in bushes

LUCKNOW: Yet another newborn was found abandoned in the city. The baby was handed over to Childline (1098) by the police. The Childline volunteers took the infant to Jhalkari Bai Hospital for medical examination.

» CHILDLINE India Foundation set for entrance into state

Dimapur, June 17 (MExN): Childline India Foundation (CIF) is all set to make its presence felt in Nagaland. The foundation is a non-profit organisation that is spearheading the fight against child abuse in the country.

» Outstanding Annual Report Award - Childline India

CHILDLINE India foundation was the winner of the CSO Partners Outstanding Annual Report Awards 2010 in the Large Category.

» Someone to call

Childline's four-digit telephone number 'one-zero-nine-eight' is a magic figure for the country's 48 million street-children. Within minutes, volunteers appear to render legal, medical or physical aid.

» Childline India, Udayan Care, Ashadeep annual reports bag CSO awards

Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Partners' 'Outstanding Annual Report Awards' were presented in a glittering awards ceremony here today. The awards were given to nine of the best annual reports of the voluntary sector organisations for 2009.

Help is a Phone Call Away for India's Minors

Phones rang in the Mumbai offices of Childline India within minutes after a 40-kilogram stone was laid on top of 11-year-old Avinash to entertain a circus audience.

» Childline member stresses family planning

Shillong, Aug. 29: 1098. For the unacquainted, this is just a meaningless four-digit number. or the unacquainted, this is just a meaningless four-digit number. But for children like Bah Duh (name changed), it is a lifeline that can alleviate their misery.

» August « 2010 « LAW RESOURCE INDIA
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» A reason to smile

There were broad smiles on their faces, as they mingled with others in a unique programme organised by the Residency Club and Child Line Indian Foundation, Childcare. It was a joint effort to bring these under-privileged children of foster homes for to celebrate Independence Day on August 14.


» Legal Corner

I met a child beggar at the beach.  When I asked him why he was begging, he said that he is infected by HIV and parents are no more. He has been begging on the streets during the day time and he sleeps at nights at the bus stand. He is just 13 years old. Can we do anything for these types of children?

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