Childline Guwahati Records 640 cases in 2018; an increase of 10% from 2017

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Childline Guwahati Records 640 cases in 2018; an increase of 10% from 2017

G Plus News | January 18, 2019 17:16 hrs

GUWAHATI: Childline Guwahati, a support centre for child protection and child rights has recorded a total of 640 cases in 2018 because of its 24-hour helpline. 

According to a statement, each month roughly saw around 50 cases per month, most of which were rescue or protection from abuse cases. Some other type of cases reported included restoration cases, missing cases, shelter-related cases, ESG case, medical-related cases etc. 

NirmalDeka, Official, Childline Gu


wahati said that the number of reported cases had increased by 10% last year and it was only possible because of the increasing rate of mass awareness. He also said that this increase occurred because of a job well done by media organisations because of which more people are now aware of the childline. 

The following table denotes the number of cases and their descriptions:

MONTH TOTAL NO. OF CASES DESCRIPTION
January 56

12- restoration cases

03- missing cases

03- shelter-related cases

34- rescue or protection from abuse cases

01- medical-related

01- childline and emotional support and guidance (ESG) case

01- officials did not find the victims
February 47

16- restoration cases

01- missing case

04- shelter-related

26- rescue or protection from abuse cases
March 55

12- restoration cases

01- missing case

03- shelter-related cases 35- rescue or protection from abuse-related cases

01- ESG case

03- officials did not find the victims
April 57

16- restoration cases

01- missing case

04- shelter-related cases 35- rescue or protection from abuse cases

01- officials did not find the victim
May 53

06- restoration cases

01- missing case

05- shelter-related cases 40- rescue or protection from abuse cases

01- ‘other intervention’ case
June 51

15- restoration cases

03- missing cases

06- shelter-related cases 25- rescue or protection from abuse cases

01- referred by other childline

01- officials did not find the victim.
July 47

09- restoration cases

02- missing cases

13- shelter-related cases 21- rescue or protection from abuse cases

02- officials did not find the victims
August 51

09- restoration cases

04- missing cases

10- shelter-related cases 22- rescue or protection from abuse cases

01- medical-related case

02- referred by other childline

02- intervention-related cases

01- officials did not find the victim
September 75

14- restoration cases

03- missing cases

19- shelter-related cases

32- rescue or protection from abuse cases

02- ESG case

03- referred by other childline

02-officials did not find the victims
October 51

11- restoration cases

01- missing case

06- shelter-related cases 31- rescue or protection from abuse cases

02- officials did not find the victims
November 44

12- restoration cases

03- missing cases

09- shelter-related cases 15- rescue or protection from abuse cases

03- referred by other childline

02- officials did not find the victims
December 53

07- restoration cases

03- missing cases

03- shelter-related cases 36- rescue or protection from abuse cases

02- referred by other childlines

02- officials did not find the victims

Earlier, the Railway Childline of Guwahati had rescued and assisted more than 288 cases in 2018. 

Also read: Infant found inside Dustbin in Guwahati

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