Childline Thailand Foundation
WE CAN HELP
Childline provides its services for any child under the age of 18. The foundation works with various government and NGO stakeholders to safeguard the rights of every child as outlined by the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC).
Over one hundred countries worldwide have their own child helplines and many others are in the process of starting one. Helplines for children across the world have demonstrated their effectiveness by providing direct assistance to children in need and making comfort, help and emotional support immediately available.
NO JUDGEMENT JUST SUPPORT
Children are encouraged to talk about their problems without judgment or fear of making things worse. Outreach services can link children to immediate rescue, safety and provide direct support to the child.
“SaiDek 1387”, like most Childlines around the world, is not associated with any government agency. This makes it possible for the organization to urge the authorities to take action and to fully function as a spokesperson and representative of the child population of Thailand.
Helping children at risk or in crisis
Since January 2011 The Hub has offered much needed support to children and teenagers in the centre of Bangkok. The youth club is a beautiful and inspiring, open-planned building in the Pomprab district. Ideally located, it is just 5 minutes walk from Hualampong Railway Station.
Our staff are ready to help
The Childline Thailand call center, located in Bangkok, handles cases from all over the country. Staff in the call center are ready to take phone calls and online messages 24 hours a day, 365 day a year.
The call center is the direct link between children and support services and is, therefore, fundamental to the success of our work.
Childline Thailand Foundation has been fundamental in the development of child protection issues and will continue advocating for child rights issues through all levels of Thai society.
We support the UN Child Rights Convention that stipulates all of the intrinsic freedoms that should be granted to children, independent of their abilities, physical appearance, background or spiritual beliefs. The Thai Government signed the CRC in 1992. It took a number of years following the ratification for necessary action to be taken in Thailand but a very important piece of legislation materialized based on the CRC – The Child Protection Act of 2003. Since then it has formed the foundation for building a whole new system and standard for child protection in Thailand.