CHILDLINE India Foundation
About the Organisation
1098 , a phone number that spells hope for
millions of children across India, CHILDLINE is India’s
first 24-hour, free, emergency phone outreach service for
children in need of aid and assistance. Any concerned adult
or a child in need of help can dial 1098, the toll free
number to access services. They not only respond to the
emergency needs of children but also link them to services
for their long-term care and rehabilitation. CHILDLINE, to
date has responded to over 7.5 million calls from children
across the nation
CHILDLINE is a partnership platform bringing
together the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,
Government of India, the Department of Telecommunications,
street and community youth, non-profit organisations,
academic institutions, the corporate sector and concerned
The CHILDLINE BOARD
The Board comprises members from the government, the
corporate, the academic and the NGO sector.
- Members are
chosen on a few specific criteria that include a deep belief
in the mission, skills that are required by the Board,
linkages and networks that a member can bring in to enhance
the effectiveness of the organisation, willingness to give
time and be involved.
- A Board as diverse as the CHILDLINE one has required the
CEO to be conscious at all times of individual member
motivations and engage them appropriately
- Sometimes it has proved prudent to meet with some
members who have more time more frequently and solicit
inputs on important issues since the time available in
Board meetings in itself is inadequate.
- Board members are encouraged and conscious efforts made
by the organisation/CEO to enhance the interaction with
the primary constituencies of the organisation.
- All Board members act as advocates for the organisation
in their own contexts too.
- Board members are always acknowledged for their
contributions by the organisation.
- Communication between the Board and the management is
open and transparent.
- All Board members are kept informed of important
developments in the organisation through email, telephonic
conversations or board/personal meetings
- The role of the management is clear and the Board does
CHILDLINE maybe contacted at
2nd Floor, Nana Chowk Municipal School, Frere
Bridge, Low Level, Near Grant Road Station, Mumbai - 400007,
India Tel (91-22)
2388 1098 / 2384 1098 / 2387 1098 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org