Childline Advisory Board (CAB) Tamenglong, under the chairmanship of SDO Tamenglong, Rohit Anand IAS held its first meeting at SDO Office Tamenglong on Monday.
Buanthanlungliu Panmei, CAB presented the vision and mission of CAB. She highlighted the objectives, and actions of childline, intervention models and child protection activities along with childline notable achievement till date. Mentioning that Childline Service Tamenglong (CLST) is an emergency service which function 24/7 launched on July 16, 2020 is to assist, aid and rescue children in distress or in trouble through its toll free number 1098. Childline team on receiving a distress call arrives at destination within 60 minutes and depending on the cases, rehabilitation, counselling and constant follow up on the well-being of the child is provided. Childline service targets 0-18 years of age.
CLST in its report said it has reached out to as many as 2500 children and 2000 adults extending to far flung areas and has intervened successfully a total of 82 cases which included missing child cases and child marriage case. Numbers of children belonging to economically deprive family are provided nutritious items linking them to CCI (depending on the cases) and counselling provided to substance abuse children. She also highlighted challenges face by the team in providing services and expresses concern of the unavailability of CMPO Tml, networking issues , unavailability of observation homes and rehabilitation Centre in Tamenglong.
It also appealed to all the DLOs to extend continuous cooperation in their various capacities for the service to run effectively. Rohit Anand, SDO Tamenglong addressed all the issues raised by Childline team and assured of full cooperation and support despite acknowledging the challenges faces by the Childline and to resolve the same. He assured to write to Social Welfare committee to start a rehabilitation centre in Tamengong. Rohit Anand also acknowledged that Childline logo be put up in all official website to spread awareness. A short video on Child sexual abuse “Komal video“ in Rongmei local dialect was also release during the meeting.
The meeting was attended by District Level Officers (DLOs) Tamenglong and members of the board.