ChildLine is a telephone help line in the United Kingdom. It was established in 1986, at the suggestion of a television producer, as a means of providing support, in a manner that is safe and confidential, to children who are suffering from abuse. ChildLine provides a phone number that children can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no charge. To protect children who may be suffering from abuse at home, telephone service providers do not display calls made to ChildLine on customers’ statements. ChildLine is firmly committed to protecting the privacy and autonomy of the children who call for advice and assistance, so calls are not recorded and confidentiality is ensured, except in cases where the life of the caller or ...

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