A Vision for Victims’ Rights

On 16 November, I attended Victim Support Europe’s presentation of their Vision for a Revised Victims’ Rights Directive at the EU Commission in Brussels. This event included a Keynote Speech by the EU Commissioner for Justice at the European Commission, as well as two panel discussions led by Saskia Bricmont, (MEP at the European Parliament) […]

Child helplines and children who run away

On 15 November 2022, our partner organisation Missing Children Europe celebrated its 20th anniversary and hosted the conference Under the Radar – Towards More Integrated Child Protection Responses for Children who Run Away from Home or Care. I was kindly invited to share the perspectives of child helplines and child helpline data in the Plenary […]

Preventing and Combatting Child Sex Abuse: Feedback on Regulation of EU Parliament & Council

Child Helpline International and our network of child helpline members in the EU welcome the objectives of the Regulation to provide a robust approach to preventing and combating child sexual abuse. Child Helpline International supports the increased obligation on interpersonal communication services to act in the fight against child sexual abuse. We welcome the strong […]

Turkey: Genclik Destek Hatti

Genclik Destek Hatti (Youth Support Line) provides children and young people information about legal support, education, employment and scholarship, guidance for access to public services, referral to health-related centers, provides individual counseling on issues such as psychological support, information about the probation process, future anxiety, and family problems. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Services Genclik Destek […]

Sweden: BRIS

Bris, Children’s rights in society, is one of Sweden’s leading children’s rights organizations that fights every day for a better society for children. Services BRIS offers: Phone Chat Email Forum Live chat In-person consultations Operating Information BRIS provides service in: Swedish Arabic   Opening hours are: Monday through Sunday from 9-12 and 14-21 Contact Details […]

Norway: Kors På Halsen

Kors På Halsen was established in 1984 as the national child helpline for everyone up to the age of 18. Services Kors På Halsen offers: Phone Chat Email Forum Operating Information Kors På Halsen provides service in: Norweigan   Opening hours are: Monday through Sunday from 14 – 22 Contact Details Website 800 333 21 […]

Norway: Alarmtelefonen for barn og unge

“Alarmtelefonen for barn og unge” is a free telephone for children and young people who are exposed to violence, abuse and neglect. The alarm phone is open 24 hours a day all year round and also answers inquiries via chat, e-mail and SMS. Adults who are worried about children can also call. Services Alarmtelefonen for […]

North Macedonia: Alo Bushavko

Counseling for childrenAlo Bushavko provides support and counseling to children and youth. Counselors establish a trust-based relationship so that children or young people can share their emotions, needs, problems, learn about their rights, or seek advice or help. Counseling for adultsAlo Bushavko also provides support and counseling to parents, guardians and teachers who address an […]

Armenia: FAR Child Protection Hotline & Helpline

The FAR Children’s Center transforms young lives through crisis intervention, critical short-term rehabilitation and stabilization to those who are victims of some of the most horrible predicaments including abuse, abandonment and neglect, and behavioral, emotional and psychological problems. The Center is a full-service facility, which offers access to shelter, medical care, counseling and legal assistance. […]

Netherlands: Helpwanted.nl

Helpwanted.nl is part of the Expertise Agency Online Child Abuse (EOKM). The EOKM is an independent foundation that is committed to the safety of all children. Helpwanted.nl is a website about online sexual abuse. You can contact them for advice if you are experiencing or have experienced online sexual abuse. Parents, teachers and other educators […]