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Only 401 Genuine Calls

Only 401 Genuine Calls
October 06
10:36 2015

The National Child Helpline has received a total of 4645 calls from January to August 2015, of which only 401 were genuine calls.

And Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar has urged the public not to misuse to make prank calls on the helpline.

“You may be blocking out urgent genuine calls of children who really need our assistance,” Ms Akbar said.

She said out of the total calls, 1437 were prank calls, 2023 were silent calls, 156 were missed calls, and 628 were testing calls only.

Test calls are made by the children and youth accountability groups testing the helpline service and its suitability for children.

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