Giving a voice to children and young people . The Voices of Children and Young People In Asia Pacific Ravi R. Prasad Head of Policy and Research Child Helpline International . Child Helplines around the World.
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The Voices of Children and Young People In Asia Pacific
Ravi R. Prasad
Head of Policy and Research
Child Helpline International
CHI has 34 members in 29 countries.
19 out of 23 countries have child helplines that operate free of cost.
Contacts increased from 3.7 million in 2003 to 5.4 million in 2012.
The most common issues that children and young people contacted child helplines concerned:
*Family relationships (21%)
*Psycho-social mental health (15%)
*Problems with peers (15%)
*Abuse and violence (14%)
*School related problems (7%)
The Exploitation of Children levels
Listen to children and young people – they speak to child helplines
Support and strengthen child helplines
Child helplines are the key access points for children and young people to reach services
Use child helpline data as evidence for policy making