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Kek Vonal: A Safe Haven for Children in Hungary 

My journey to Budapest had never been so complete and inspiring since I got the opportunity to visit Kek Vonal, the child helpline in Hungary. My visit to Kek Vonal, also known as the Blue Line Children’s Crisis Foundation, was life changing. As soon as I walked into their call centre, I felt the warmth […]

Voices of Empathy: Inspiring Stories of Counsellors from La Strada Ukraine 

It is an honour to interview eight devoted counsellors from La Strada Ukraine. Despite their hectic schedules supporting Ukrainian children and young people, as well as the current situation in Ukraine, they are eager to share their stories with us. La Strada Ukraine is one of the child helplines that participate in Child Helpline International’s […]

Inspiring Stories of Dedicated Counsellors Helping Children and young people in Telefonul Copilului 116 111 Moldova 

Telefonul Copilului 116 111 Moldova – run by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection – is a free child helpline that aims to protect children from any kind of abuse of their rights by providing psychological counselling, information about children’s rights, child protection consulting, guidance, and referrals to the institutions empowered to provide the necessary assistance. […]

Ukraine Crisis Response: 3-day Workshop for Ukrainian Participants

Between 3-5 April, a group of 32 participants from across Ukraine travelled to Krákow in Poland, to share their experiences in the final of our series of workshops on the Ukraine Crisis Response. Since the start of the full scale invasion, the organisations that these participants represented have been working tirelessly, through shelling, bombing, electricity […]

Child Helpline Data on (Online) Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Europe

Child helplines play a key role in the prevention, detection and victim support when it comes to addressing (online) child sexual exploitation and abuse, as discussed in this recent blog by my colleague, Ronja Ulvfot. In addition, child helplines also play a key role in collecting and analysing reliable, anonymous data on this highly sensitive […]

Prevention, Detection, Victim Support

Our new Position Paper provides an insight into data around how and why children who are victims and survivors of sexual abuse currently access support from our
member child helplines.

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 […]

Ukraine Crisis Response: 3-day Workshop in Moldova

Our fifth in-country workshop for child helplines and frontline workers supporting the children and young people who have been displaced from Ukraine took place in Chișinău, Moldova, last week. According to UNHCR: “Moldova has received 674,057 Ukrainian refugees and 76,752 third-country nationals since late February 2022. Of them, 102,283 have chosen to stay in the […]

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