Protecting children 24 hours a day


What is Childline?
Childline provides a 24 hour listening service for all children up to the age of 18. 
Childline seeks to empower and support children using the medium of telecommunications and information technology.
What does Childline do?
The Childline phone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Childline receives thousands of calls every year.  These are answered by volunteers and staff who are trained to listen and understand young people.
Young people contact the service for a wide range of reasons such as bullying, sexuality, everyday chat and lots of other issues.
Putting you in control
Childline is a service for and owned by young people which means:
  • The young person can decide what they want to talk about
  • The young person can remain anonymous – they don’t have to give their name so there are no consequences to making a call
If they aren’t safe and tell us where they are, we will pass their details on to someone who can help, like the Gardai or a Social Worker.  If they don’t give their name, no action will be taken – so they can stay in control. 
Contact Childline
By Phone 24hrs a day Call 1800 66 66 66
One to One live chat 10am-4am every day Log on to
By text 10am-4am every day Text 'talk' to 50101
By text 10am-4am every day Text 'Bully' to 50101
By text 10am-4am every day Text 'Help' to 50101
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