Published: 22nd March 2018
Childline sets up a help desk for women and children at Bhubaneshwar Railway Station
The help-desk was constituted after members of Childline wrote to the railways to ask for the desk, which will help in rescuing and dealing with such cases
A help desk for women and children was set-up at the Bhubaneshwar railway station on Wednesday by East Coast Railway, which will function at all hours. Manned by Bhubaneswar Childline it aims to prevent trafficking and rehabilitate destitute minors on the railway station premises.
Childline members had earlier written to the Railways for the help desk, which has been set-up at platform No-1 and is being managed by three members of Childline. "National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had earlier issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the Railways to set up and ensure a mechanism for care and protection of children at and around the railway stations," Director-in-charge of Childline and CWC member Benudhar Senapati said.
Rescued children will be produced before the CWC for their rehabilitation, he added. Officials informed officers that six children, including three girls, were rescued after the help desk was inaugurated on Tuesday.