Childline Thailand Foundation (CTF) runs a nationwide 24-hour telephone helpline with an easy-to-remember number – 1387. Childline provides its services for any child under the age of 18. The foundation works with various government and NGO stakeholders to safeguard the rights of every child as outlined by the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC).
Over one hundred countries worldwide have their own child helplines and many others are in the process of starting one. Helplines for children across the world have demonstrated their effectiveness by providing direct assistance to children in need and making comfort, help and emotional support immediately available. Children are encouraged to talk about their problems without judgment or fear of making things worse. Outreach services can link children to immediate rescue, safety and provide direct support to the child.
“SaiDek 1387”, like most Childlines around the world, is not associated with any government agency. This makes it possible for the organization to urge the authorities to take action and to fully function as a spokesperson and representative of the child population of Thailand.
At all times, children of Thailand should have access to timely and appropriate protection, health and human services to increase their quality of life.
To provide children in Thailand with trusted and reliable access to protection, health and human services, as is their right, and which the Thai Government adheres to through its ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child.
A commitment to transparency, integrity, equality, justice and child protection.