CHILDLINE is a National, 24 Hour, Emergency toll free phone service for children in need of care and protection. Any child or concerned adult can dial 1098 to access this service. It is project of The Ministry of Woman and Child Development, Government of India (GOI). Currently CHILDLINE is operational in 328 cities/districts across the Nation and responds to more than 1.5 million calls in a year. CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF) in the nodal organization appointed by GOI for initiating and monitoring of CHILDLINEs across India.
CHILDLINE is an integral part of the Integrated Child Protection Schemes (ICPS) launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. CHILDLINE Service is operational in Sangrur.