Fornebu, Norway and Amsterdam, 6 February 2018 – A record number of nearly 25 million children and young people across the world contacted a child helpline in 2016.
Our Regional Consultations are held biannually and are crucial in helping us to reach our strategic goals and support our members in their mission.
As a partner in the WePROTECT Global Alliance to End Child Sexual Exploitation, we implemented the LEAP project (Leadership in Empowering and Activating Child Helplines to Protect Children Online).
We, the #Youth, are passionately driven to ensure that no child’s voice is left unheard.
In 2016, nearly 23.6 million children and young people worldwide reached out through phone calls and SMS.
As a network we are constantly aiming to better impact our work and deliverables for the benefit of all children whose voices are channeled via helplines.
Our work is challenging but rewarding. If you are interested in joining our team, please check out our vacancies!
Children crossing borders face dangerous and stark realities, counsellors who are on the frontlines of child helplines, must learn and adapt to these situations.
As children are spending more and more time online, it is important that child helpline counsellors are familiar with issues children can face when they are connected.
During the Ninth Regional Consultation of Child Helplines in Africa in September 2017, Childline Zimbabwe officially launched their 116 App, demonstrating a huge step in reaching out to children and young people in the way that they like the most.