CHILDLINE Sub-centre started in May 2016 with support from Ministry of Women & Child development through CHILDLINE India Foundation. ADHAR as CHILDLINE Sub-centre covers Rajnagar Block and Labkush Nagar Block including Khajuraho Nagar Parshad. ADHAR is also Collaborative Partner of CHILDLINE in Balangir District of Odisha.
- 1. Outreach:
Outreach activities covered around 15000 people of 3 Nagar Panchayats (Urban Local Bodies) and 140 villages under Raj Nagar & Labkush Nagar Sub-Divisions of Chattarpur District, Madhya Pradesh.
- 2. Awareness:
Community level awareness through cultural activities, exhibiting short film, street play, street side meeting etc. Adhar has reached out most of the prominent places of Raj Nagar Block and Labkuch Nagar Block to spread the message of CHILDLINE-1098 and care & protection of children.
- 3. Open house:
Adhar has been organised open house programme with children in Schools, ICDS centres, Slums and villages of Raj Nagar Block and Labkuch Nagar Block of Madhya Pradesh. The basic objective of the open house is to educate & aware about the children about child sexual abuse & exploitation, good touch & bad touch, violence against children and how they safe themselves from the those risks or challenges. They are taught about how to use emergency number 1098 when they need care & protection. Adhar has covered 60 ICDS centres, 45 schools, slums of Khajuraho, Rajnagar and Labkush Nagar Nagar Panchyats and 30villages of the above blocks.
- 4. Strengthening child protection committees:
Adhar has been putting its efforts in activating the community level child protection systems by capacitating them with support from the District Child Protection Unit. Adhar so far have trained 45 Child protection committees of Raj nagar & Labkush Nagar sub-division on legal aspects of child protection, role & responsibilities of the child protection committees, procedures of reporting of cases and how to build a protective environment in the community. The child protection committees have been functioning well after the sensitisation and orientation.
- 5. Case intervention:
Since its intervention, 12 sexual abuse cases found through outreach activities, 5 cases of physical torcher, 8 cases of out of school, 3cases of children with disability.
2 cases found from phone calls to 1098 (Medial cases-10, begging-12, missing-4, 5-child labour, 40-educational support, 2-children with disability, 6-shelter,) The children have been rescued and rehabilitated according to the need.
- 6. Engagement with service providers & enforcement agencies:
Adhar has been closely engaged with District Child Protection Unit for effective implementation of the Integrated Child Protection Scheme(ICPS) in the district to ensure services to children in need of care & protection and efficacy of the child protection system in the districts. Adhar engages with District Labour Office for rescue, rehabilitation and enforcement of The Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act of 1986: As per the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, amended in 2016 ("CLPR Act"), Adhar engages with Police & SJPU for taken up the violation cases under POCSO Act., District Education Office and Women & child development.