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1851 calls received through child helpline

June 12, 2015 5:18 am

Within just three months of the launching, the National Child Helpline has received 1,851 calls through the toll free line 1325.

Fiji’s first Child Helpline operates from 6am to 6pm and 7 days a week is administered by Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation in partnership with Medical Services Pacific.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar says it’s encouraging to find that people are making good use of the Helpline.

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Akbar says having counselors who speak English, i-Taukei, Hindi and Rotuman is of great advantage and both male and female counselors are also present to take the calls.

She says most of the callers are children who use the Helpline to report cases of physical abuse, emotional abuse and seek advice on issues like teenage pregnancies, peer relationship and family conflicts.

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