Keeping Children safe

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We have a repository of pure and unsolicited data from children from all over the country showing the state of the Kenyan child

  • This has increased our stock of knowledge and we use it to seek solutions for child protection
  • We inform the Government of Kenya on the State of the Kenyan child.
  • We also disseminate information on everything child to the public through the media, publications etc.



Childline Kenya works in partnership with the Government to STOP child abuse and provide a safe environment for all children. We offer the only nationwide helpline service dedicated to children that runs 24 hours toll free, and is accessible by simply dialing 116. The helpline provides counselling, rescue, safe shelter, medical care and legal support. We also actively educate the public on child safety, working with key government agencies and child protection partners in all the 47 counties. The National Child Helpline 116 is a children’s emergency toll free number available 24 hours. It is free on all mobile networks (Safaricom, Airtel, Orange and Equitel). It is also available on Chat at www.childlinekenya.co.ke, Email: 116@childlinekenya.co.ke, and Facebook (Child Helpline 116).Calls at the helpline are received by a team of highly qualified counselors who respond to client issues and document the same accordingly.

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In the News

  • Nairobi has most cases of reported child abuse, study shows

    More than 33,929 cases of child abuse have been reported in the last 10 years, Child Protection Report (2006-2016) shows.


  • Abuse, neglect batter lives of Kenyan children

    For a month, the neighbours begged Pascal’s older siblings to take their ailing three-year-old brother to the hospital, to no avail. By the time the children’s department stepped in to rescue the unconscious child, his body had been ravaged by HIV, malnutrition and tuberculosis.


  • Child line Kenya officially launches campaign to end vice

    Residents of Dandora in Nairobi county yesterday came to the rescue of an 11 year old boy who was allegedly being physically abused by his mother, for having poor handwriting. However as Jasmine Wambui reports, there is hope that such cases will be a thing of the past after child-line Kenya today officially launched a campaign to end child abuse .


  • Nearly 800 children abused in first half of 2016, data shows

    Nearly 800 children were abused in Kenya in the first half of 2016, according to the latest data. The child welfare organisation Childline Kenya says that three of four abuse cases could cause irreversible physiological and mental damage to the children. The abuses were sexual and physical and of neglect.


  • Child Abuse in Kenya and Why Childline is the Only Savior

    Child abuse involves all forms of physical or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.


  • Child Negligence Top Among Cases of Child Abuse Cases in Kenya

    If you want to know what it’s like to survive hell and still come out shining brighter than the sun, just look into the eyes of a child who has survived intense damage and refused to allow it to destroy their softness.


  • Ebru Tv Partners With Childline Kenya

    Ebru Tv has made a one year agreement with Childline Kenya organization in efforts to curb child abuse. Any case of child abuse to be reported by dialing 116.



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