Our approach is working. Over the last 5 years, Railway Children India has worked at more than 9 railway stations and 3 source level areas covering 6 states in India. This has allowed us to achieve the following:
12041 children from immediate dangers.
6144 children accessed the services and safety of our Open Shelters and drop-in centres
9871 children were restored to their families
424 children referred to long term care homes
17056 Railway Officials including Railway Protection Force (RPF), Government Railway Police (GRP), Station Superintendents, Station Masters and commercial staff have been trained on child protection issues and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for children coming in contact with Railways.
1.2 million passengers have been sensitised on issues of child protection and made aware of the rights of children through our station level awareness programmes.
Railway Children India has been nominated by the Government of India’s Ministry of Railways, as a capacity building resource agency on child protection for the Railway Protection Force Training Academy and Railway Protection Force Zonal Training centres.
Railway Children India has been involved in working groups constituted by the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) & the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Specifically, in this capacity we have played a major role in the formulation of child protection guidelines for Indian railways to transform all railway stations into child friendly stations.