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REFERRAL NETWORK

We strengthen the Child Protection System through Capacity Building and coordination of the referral Network to support all children in need of care and protection

  • We build the capacity of people who work with and take care of children and their issues (Children Officers, teachers, parents, the police, the judiciary, court users etc.)
  • Coordination of a national network of service providers (education, medical, justice, shelter, livelihood etc.)
  • Address abuse before it happens through awareness creation at the Household level, Community, and the larger society

News

Updates

  • CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILDLINE KENYA IN 2016 WHILE PROVIDING SERVICES TO CHILDREN

    08-May-17 14:41

    A very high demand for the helpline service versus a low capacity of the helpline call centre to respond. In 2016, a total of 938,909 attempts were made to reach the helpline but only 43% of these were responded to.


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  • THE CHILD HELPLINE TURNS 10 YEARS!

    08-May-17 14:43

    In November 2006, the Helpline received its first call. 10 years later, the Childline Kenya staff commemorated this anniversary with a festival dubbed “Tumekuwa - Tamasha la Utamaduni, Michezo na Ulinzi Kwa Watoto”.


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  • SHINE A LIGHT CAMPAIGN

    08-May-17 14:55

    For the past 10 years, Childline Kenya has been providing access to rescue, counseling, safe shelter, medical care, legal support and reintegration to children in need. Through the helpline 116, we provide a service aimed at providing a voice for the Kenyan Child.


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  • CASE STUDIES

    08-May-17 14:57

    Sandra, a 10 year old girl lives with her uncle and his wife. Sandra is always beaten and shouted at. She is called names like Satan (shetani), and told she is a thief like her father, and is also denied food at times. She is warned not to share the mistreatment


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In the News

  • Nairobi has most cases of reported child abuse, study shows

    More than 33,929 cases of child abuse have been reported in the last 10 years, Child Protection Report (2006-2016) shows.


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  • Abuse, neglect batter lives of Kenyan children

    For a month, the neighbours begged Pascal’s older siblings to take their ailing three-year-old brother to the hospital, to no avail. By the time the children’s department stepped in to rescue the unconscious child, his body had been ravaged by HIV, malnutrition and tuberculosis.


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  • Child line Kenya officially launches campaign to end vice

    Residents of Dandora in Nairobi county yesterday came to the rescue of an 11 year old boy who was allegedly being physically abused by his mother, for having poor handwriting. However as Jasmine Wambui reports, there is hope that such cases will be a thing of the past after child-line Kenya today officially launched a campaign to end child abuse .


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  • Nearly 800 children abused in first half of 2016, data shows

    Nearly 800 children were abused in Kenya in the first half of 2016, according to the latest data. The child welfare organisation Childline Kenya says that three of four abuse cases could cause irreversible physiological and mental damage to the children. The abuses were sexual and physical and of neglect.


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  • Child Abuse in Kenya and Why Childline is the Only Savior

    Child abuse involves all forms of physical or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.


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  • Child Negligence Top Among Cases of Child Abuse Cases in Kenya

    If you want to know what it’s like to survive hell and still come out shining brighter than the sun, just look into the eyes of a child who has survived intense damage and refused to allow it to destroy their softness.


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  • Ebru Tv Partners With Childline Kenya

    Ebru Tv has made a one year agreement with Childline Kenya organization in efforts to curb child abuse. Any case of child abuse to be reported by dialing 116.


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  • Child-Father Crisis

    This year the 16 th day of June was a special day as Father’s day coincided with the Day of the African child. For children with present fathers it was indeed a special day, but for those without for whatever reason, it is a sorry state of affairs.


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