Abandoned Kids on Rail Premises to be Protected

The government of India has launched Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the reunification and rehabilitation of children separated from their families at 20 big railway stations in the country, according to the article. The children, who may have run away or been trafficked or abandoned, often arrive at or use rail stations and the railways, therefore, have been identified as an intervention point to provide assistance to these children. According to the article, these Procedures include partnerships between rail stations and NGOs or other groups working with children as well as child help desks with telephone facilities to call the child help line.