CHILDLINE 1098 SERVICE » Intervention Model
CHILDLINE is a unique network of organisations which is intricate and complex, yet simple and structured. Operating across 372 cities/districts & still growing it acts as a Nationwide Child Protect - Net.
CHILDLINE borrows from Urie Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory that looks at the development of a child within the system of relationships that forms his or her environment. The 1098 service analyses and intervenes at every layer of the child's environment to spur relevant child friendly systems.
Micro system:At this level, the individual child receives the full 1098 service package - calls are received, emergency rescue and relief provided, grassroots outreach and awareness conducted, open house and children's meets organized. The child participates and directs the nature and scope of the 1098 intervention
Meso system:At this level, CHILDLINE partners with the systems in the immediate outer environment of the child across the country These are systems with which children struggle everyday. Mechanisms like the CHILDLINE Advisory Boards (CAB), the State forums of advocacy, and networking/advocacy initiatives are with functionaries of the Allied Systems (the Police, Health, Transport, Railways, Labour) in the immediate environment of the child.
Macro system:CHILDLINE integrates with national and international networks towards ensuring that larger political, economical and social systems recognize the active citizenship of children and accord priority to child rights on national and international agenda. We have set up the National Initiative for Child Protection (NICP) which acts as a child protect net for the children of India. Child Helpline International (CHI) is a global network of helplines led by our very own Ms. Jeroo Billimoria, & operates in 143 countries.