The Aims & Objectives of Childline Malaysia :

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To reach out to every child in need of care and protection by responding to calls and emergencies received.

To ensure access to telecommunication services to the most marginalised in urban as well as rural areas .

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To advocate for services for children that are inaccessible, inadequate or non- existent.

To strive for quality services for children in need of special care and protection and to ensure that the best interests of the child are secured.

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To provide a platform of networking amongst organisations and to provide linkages to support systems which facilitate the rehabilitation of children in need of care and protection.

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To create a family of NGOs and Government organisations working within the framework of a national vision and policy for children.

To provide an opportunity for child to child interface, thereby building up a network of young persons who can advocate for issues concerning themselves, to place young people at the centre stage of advocacy and policy development.

 

 

A : WHY DO WE NEED A CHILD HELPLINE:

1. Malaysia 's population of children :

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There are 11.1 million children under the age of 18 in malaysia .

This is 40% of our population.

2. Changing family & social demographics :

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Rise in number of abused, neglected and abandoned children

Increase in the number of teenage runaways & teenage pregnancies

Increase in divorce rates primarily within the first 7 years of marriage

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To advocate for services for children that are inaccessible, inadequate or non- existent.

Increase in number of children with special needs, emotional and learning problems

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ncrease in number of children, left home alone or who are parented by siblings, step siblings, the television and the computer

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Increase in number of children with health and nutritional problems in early primary age – dental, obesity, diabetics, asthma

Breakdown of family units due to lack of extended support system from families, communities and government

3. Increase in crimes against children : (click here for more)

4. International Recommendations :

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL STUDY ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

Inclusion of child helplines :

104. “… establish safe, well-publicized, confidential and accessible mechanisms for children, their representatives and others to report violence against children.”


UN COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD

Recommendation to support the development of a child helpline , including MALAYSIA


WORLD SUMMIT FOR INFORMATION SOCIETIES' TUNIS AGENDA (2005)

Article 92 : “… make available child helplines ... Easy-to-remember numbers, accessible from all phones and free of charge , should be made available.”


B : STATISTICS PAGE :

•  International Statistics of other Child Helplines (more)
•  Statistics of why children will call (more)
•  Top 9 global reasons children will call (more)

 

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