The International Day of Children's Telephone Hotlines

On May 17, 2019, in the Russian Federation, as well as around the world, the International Day of Children's Telephone Hotlines will be celebrated.

In 2007, the National Fund for Child Abuse Protection created the Russian professional association, Russian Children's Telephone Hotline Association.

A children's telephone hotline is a free and anonymous service providing emergency psychological assistance to children and parents in difficult life situations (more details at:

An annually increasing number of regions support this initiative. On this day, a wide complex of actions with participation from public authorities, establishments of social protection of the population, education, culture, and mass media is traditionally carried out.