CHILDLINE India Foundation

CHILDLINE India Foundation

CHILDLINE was founded by Ms. Jeroo Billimoria, who was then a professor at the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai. Initiated in June 1996 as an experimental project of the department of Family and Child Welfare of TISS, CHILDLINE has come a long way today, to becoming a nationwide emergency helpline for children in distress.

CHILDLINE is a platform bringing together the Ministry for Women & Child Development (GOI), working in Partnership with State Governments, NGOs, International Organizations, the Corporate Sector, Concerned Individuals and Children.

CHILDLINE is the crucial link between children in need of care and protection and the available services. For children with different needs, who call in anytime, anywhere, and for anything, we act as a one-point contact which facilitates instant access to support, advice, active intervention or just a listening ear. We connect children in emergency on one end of the phone line to a well connected network of services.
CHILDLINE service has been reported as a critical intervention of the Government of India in response to its CRC commitments; instrumental in bringing Prof Jaap Doek, Chairperson of the UN committee on the Rights of the Child on an orientation visit to India involving 2 dialogues and submission of a recommendations paper.