The first global meeting of child helplines was held in The Netherlands in 2003, when 49 child helplines got together to form Child Helpline International. Today, our worldwide network is more than 180-strong, an international collective of civil society and governmental organisations that listen to children every day.

PRESS RELEASE: Child Helpline International and Telenor Group team up to help children stay safe online

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.

In 2017 we organised five Regional Consultations!

Our Regional Consultations are held biannually and are crucial in helping us to reach our strategic goals and support our members in their mission.

LEAP Report: Child Helplines Fighting Child Online Sexual Abuse

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).

What is the role of child helplines in emergencies?

We have all been horrified by accounts of victims and witnesses to the recent hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean, and by the terrible floods in South Asia.  Our hearts go out to everyone affected.

Dear Helpline, is my child safe online?

Are you a parent or caregiver concerned about children’s safety?

How effective and useful is the European harmonised number 116 111?

With the support of the European Commission and the hard work of child helplines in Europe, we have been working for the past ten years on a smooth allocation and operationalisation of the regionally harmonised number 116 111 across all European Union Member States.

Alliance to Better Protect Minors Online announces individual industry commitments

Creating a safe environment for children online is a key area of work for Child Helpline International.