CHILDLINE 1098 is the emergency helpline and crisis response service for children in need of care and protection. Any child or concerned adult acting on behalf of a child can call 1098 for emergency support, to report abuse or any other child rights violation. If a crisis response is required, a CHILDLINE team member will reach the child within 60 minutes to provide assistance.
1098 is the national, 24-hour, free, emergency helpline number exclusively for children in India. Counsellors can speak in English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali and other regional languages.