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Counseling provided to complainants of Child Abuse

July 5, 2015 6:30 pm

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is providing counseling services and assistance to those children who have made complaints via Ministry’s Child Helpline.

Minister Rosy Akbar says to date; more than one thousand eight hundred calls have been made.

This includes physical abuse, emotional or verbal abuse, child neglect, abandonment and cases of teenage pregnancies.

Parents are also being urged to make use of this service.

“Adults can call up and say that well we have a child who is behaving very differently and they will refer it to us and our counselors and welfare officers will go out and talk to them. We are actually already doing this.”

The Ministry is planning to set up a similar helpline for women as well.