Erode Railway Child Help Desk Rescues Children at Railway Junction

The Ministry of Women and Child Development and Ministry of Railways have jointly taken an initiative to ensure the care and protection, security and well- being of run-away, unaccompanied and trafficked children who come in contact with the railways

READ in collaboration with CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) volunteers at the Erode Railway Station helps in identifying vulnerable children and bringing them into the safety net. These services are being provided to children who directly come into contact with the Railways, based on calls and cases reported to CHILDLINE 1098, and also walk-in referrals by concerned adults. Assistance to children includes the protection of children from exploitative situations, production before the Child Welfare Committee, and restoration efforts and linkages to long rehabilitative services.