CHILDLINE 1098 is a national, 24-hour, toll free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection. Any child or concerned adult can call to CHILDLINE number 1098 to report when they see any child in crisis or difficult circumstances. CHILDLINE project is supported by Ministry of Women and Child Development Govt. of India.
CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) is the nodal agency of the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. CIF is the sole agency/body responsible for establishing the CHILDLINE service in the cities/districts of the country, monitoring of service delivery and finance, training, research and documentation, creating awareness, advocacy as well as resource generation for the service. At present CHILDLINE service are operational in 290cities in India.
CHILD LINE reaches out to the most marginalized children with the aim of providing them rehabilitation and care from unsafe situations. CHILD LINE provides relief and rehabilitation in the space of shelter, medical aid, repatriation, rescue, emotional support and guidance etc. CHILDLINE service at present covers 17 districts in Karnataka.