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Voices of Children & Young People Around the World

Global Child Helpline Data from 2022

Child helplines have a unique insight into the gap between policy and reality, making them a key actor in advocating for children’s rights. They support millions of children every year. They respond to issues ranging from serious children’s rights violations, to children who just want someone to chat to on the way home from school. […]

Child Helpline International at the 2023 ISPCAN Congress

Notes from the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Congress in Edinburgh, UK

In late September 2023, the annual congress – organised by ISPCAN (the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) – took place in the heart of Scotland’s historic capital, Edinburgh. The event brought together professionals, academics and practitioners alike, all with a shared goal – to address child abuse and neglect. The […]

Responding to the War in Ukraine

A year ago, in response to the ongoing war in Ukraine, which has forced millions of people to flee their homes, we initiated the “Hearing the voices of Ukrainian children and young people: child helplines responding to the Ukraine crisis” project. This project, funded by UNICEF’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office, aimed to amplify […]

Responding to the Crisis Caused by the War in Ukraine

In this report, we delve into the impact that capacity-building activities have had on the participants in our Ukraine Crisis Response workshops. These workshops covered topics critical in times of war, such as conflict-related gender-based violence, human trafficking, trauma-informed care, and the role of counsellors in emergencies. Download PDF This report has been updated on […]

Ukraine Crisis Response: 3-day Workshop in Czechia

In the last week of March, a group of 32 participants and 9 trainers came together in the beautiful city of Prague, Czechia, to learn about some of the most pressing issues emerging from the war in Ukraine. The event was organized in collaboration with our partners from UNICEF ECARO and UNICEF Czech Republic and […]