Abandoned Children

About This Project



Children who have been abandoned on railway lines in Gorakhpur, India and resuced by Childline. Childline India Foundation (CIF) was born out of a field action project of the Tata Institute of Social sciences, and has been implementing the CHILDLINE 24 hour toll-free, outreach based tele-helpline (1098) across the country since 1996. As of march 2008, the service is present in 81 cities/ town across 25 states. With over 11 million calls serviced to date, childline 1098 is the single largest collection of voices of children in distress in India.