Child helplines have a unique insight into the gap between policy and reality, making them a key actorin 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. What […]
Positive peer relationships are a crucial aspect of the well-being of children and young people.
We are excited to have partnered with Missing Children Europe and two of our members in Greece and Portugal to create a short online course: Understanding and Responding to children who run away from home and institutions. This course is now available in English, French, German, Polish and Spanish (Dutch, Greek and Portuguese versions […]
Youth Mental Health: How child helplines support children and young people with their mental health concerns
According to the World Health Organization, one in seven 10 to 19-year-olds in the world lives with a mental disorder. Child helplines play a crucial role in supporting these children and young people globally, day in and day out. Our latest report presents data on the contacts received by 103 of our child helpline members […]
This report presents data on the contacts relating to mental health concerns that were received by our child helpline members during the years 2018 through 2020. It is clear from this data that children and young people turn to child helplines when they face mental health issues.
Today is International Missing Children’s Day, the occasion on which child rights and protection organisations around the world remember missing and abducted children and celebrate those who have been safely recovered. Children and young people who run away from their homes are the largest group of missing children across Europe. In 2019, young runaways made […]