CHILDLINE – Opening New Horizon for Promoting Child Rights
Childline is a national level 24-hour, free emergency telephone helpline and outreach service for children in need of care and protection. Childline aims to reach out to the children in distress and difficult circumstances, and provides intervention of shelter, medical, repatriation, rescue, death related, sponsorships and, emotional support and guidance. OLS as the nodal agency for Cuttack follows the Four Cs to assist the collaborative agency to reach out to every child in need and ensure their rights and protection:
- CONNECT through technology to reach the “last mile”
- CATALYSE systems through active advocacy
- COLLABORATE through integrated efforts between children, the state, civil society, corporate and community to build a child friendly social order
- COMMUNICATE to make child protection everybody’s priority
The Childline Nodal is building the network among the government agencies, NGOs and other resource organizations by providing requisite support to the collaborative agency of Cuttack. It is the constant enterprise of OLS ChildlineNodal to provide succour to the child in need of care and protection. Being the nodal agency, Open Learning Systems has organized several important training programmes for the stakeholders like police, judicial personnel, media persons, members of Child Welfare Committees and Juvenile Justice Boards to orient them on the care and protection of distressed children.