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Childline is a 24 hours, toll free, emergency phone service for children in distress.This is a national program currently operational in 83 cities in India.The programme is monitored by National Childline Foundation and actively supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. Dnyana Devi is anchoring the service for Pune.

Any child in distress or a concerned adult can contact Childline. The trained childline staff attends to the call immediately. Counseling, chatting, emergency medical help, rescue from abusive situations, repatriation, shelter and other such services are provided.

The scheme works in collaboration with other allied systems such as the Police, the Telephone Departments, hospitals, shelter homes etc. A city advisory board comprising the district collector, city police commissioner, the municipal commissioner, the labor commissioner, the district social welfare commissioner, chairpersons of juvenile justice board and the child welfare committee, General Manger, BSNL, representatives of media, heads of city hospitals and eminent social workers and child rights activists supports Childline. An average of 20000 calls are received per month by Pune Childline. The age group ranges from 4 to 21 years.Adults seeking counseling is also not rare.Many a suicide case has been averted after the launch of this project. The unique feature of Pune Childline is the help received from citizens who have formed volunteer groups in support of Childline. To be fully secure and provide continuous, high quality services to the children, Pune Childline wishes to be financially independent and therefore is creating a fund for the purpose.

For more information on National Childline programme you can visit www.childlineindia.org.in