Record figures recorded by the Children's Telephone Association at 116 111, in the first half of 2011
The number of calls received, in the first six months of 2011, to the only free helpline for children and parents at national level, 116 111, has increased 4 times compared to the same period last year, reaching 75,033, compared to 18,882 the year last.
In most cases, the appellants complained about the problem of poverty caused by the lack of a job, by layoffs and the reduction of the social aid granted.
Thousands of cases required the intervention of the authorized institutions, and tens of children came to the state's care due to poverty.
According to the data provided by the database of the call center of the Children's Telephone Association, the first 6 months of this year show record figures:
- 75,033 calls registered to 116 111, 4 times more calls compared to the same period of 2010, when 18,882 calls were registered; the main engine that generated this increase is the extension of the work program to 16 hours a day, between 08:00 - 00:00, from Monday to Sunday;
- 2,534 cases required immediate intervention, with an increase of 39.23% compared to the same period of 2010, when 1,820 cases were registered;
- 1,025 cases of child abuse and domestic violence were reported in 116 111, the registered increase being of 32.60%, compared to the same period of 2010 (773);
- The number of cases of child sexual abuse and child trafficking almost doubled in the first half of this year, with 48 such cases being registered; with the support of the competent institutions, the best solutions have been adopted for stopping the abuse and removing the negative effects produced by the traumatic situation, and the aggressors are condemned for the committed acts;
- psychological counseling indicates an increase of 25.06%, in situations in which children felt lonely, sad, misunderstood, neglected, discriminated against, rejected and related to age-specific or even sentimental problems;
- 7,239 children who have benefited from the projects and campaigns carried out this year have told us that they have found a reliable friend in the child's phone;
- the legal advice requested at 116 111, regarding allowances and allowances, child custody, alimony, maintaining personal ties, the right to visit the parent who did not obtain the child's trust, the presidential ordinance, leaving the country with a minor, late registration of birth, as well as the rights of the child, it registered an increase of 61.41% compared to the same period last year;
- the most frequently reported environment regarding the cases registered in 116 111 is the rural one, in the percentage of 52.13%, followed by the urban one, in the percentage of 43.01%, and for a percentage of 4.86% of the confidentiality was requested;
- most cases were registered in the region of Moldova (26.36%), followed by Muntenia (19.49%), Transylvania (15.83%), Bucharest (15.27%), Oltenia (10.02%), Banat (5.37%), Dobrogea ( 4.70%), unknown (2.96%);
- regarding the distribution by counties, most cases were registered from the counties of Iasi, Constanta, Bacau, Vaslui, Teleorman, Ilfov, and the least were reported from the counties of Salaj, Covasna, Tulcea, Harghita and Arges.
Against the background of the financial crisis, the parents resorted to extreme measures in 2011: either they chose the temporary institutionalization or even the abandonment of children (Moldova is first with 15 cases, followed by Muntenia with 14, Transylvania with 6, Dobrogea with 6 and Oltenia with 4, Unknown with 2), or they chose alternative measures for institutionalization such as: maternal care, maternal center, day center, family placement (most notifications were registered in Bucharest, in number 18, followed by Muntenia and Oltenia , with 9, Dobrogea 7, Moldova 6, Banat 2, Transylvania 1, Unknown 5).
During this period and in a year in which the effects of the crisis continue to be devastating for more children and parents, the Children's Telephone Association organized direct meetings with 4,705 children from Alba, Brasov, Hunedoara, Mures, Sibiu counties, from rural areas. disadvantaged, to which he went with personalized supplies, sweets and toys.
Also, the first half of 2011 brought again the activity of the Children's Telephone Association, by awarding both the First Prize and the Second Prize at the Civil Society Gala, the section "PROJECTS AND CAMPAIGNS OF CSR", the most beautiful gift received by our organization for a decade of existence.
The Children's Telephone Association is a non-governmental, non-profit organization active in the field of child rights protection. 7 days out of 7, between 08:00 - 00:00, the Children's Telephone Association offers children and parents the free helpline, unique at European level, 116 111, specialized in the field of child protection. A total of 1,613,944 calls were registered by the Children's Telephone Association between November 21, 2001 - June 30, 2011, and 32,314 valid cases were identified.
For detailed information regarding the Children's Telephone Association and its activity, please contact us at the telephone numbers: 021.413.0011 / 0740.111.468, the e-mail address of the [email protected]@telefonulcopilului.ro or access the website of our organization www. telefonulcopilului.ro.
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