'Railway Children' is a London based NGO working for the vulnerable children (mainly on the railway platforms). In India, headquartered in New Delhi, RC is working at several railway stations in partnership with local NGO's. Hope House was chosen as their partner NGO to cater to children at Katpadi railway junction in June of 2016.
Partner NGO's are supported by RC with needed human & financial resources and working templates that were developed with years of experience. Partner NGO's are required to work within the existing framework of the child protection parameters of India and that means RC partners are expected to work with railway stations and all its district JJ stakeholders, Child Welfare Committee (CWC), District Child Protection Office (DCPO), Special Juvenile Police Unit (SJPU), Childline and any other state department that is working for the welfare of children.
Partners responsibilities include rescuing of vulnerable children and handing them over to the state for further care, sensitization of stakeholders at all levels on the issues of children and their protection and community strengthening to reduce vulnerabilities of children.
Vellore and the adjacent two districts have the distinction of having three major railway junctions (Katpadi, Arakkonam and Jolarpettai) in a distance of 120 KM's. So we work with all three junctions and currently we are rescuing 60 - 65 children on average every month.