The city police and the Gajaananda Trust has launched a helpline and a counselling centre for children and women.
The centre, named “Valam” inaugurated by the police commissioner Pradip Kumar at the Gajaananda trust office at Kalki Nagar in Peelamedu will offer help for survivors of sexual assault.
The city police are committed to protecting children and women, Kumar said. “Whenever crimes against children and women are reported, we arrest culprits and expedite the trial. But many survivors are not able to come out of the psychological trauma. We will provide psychological healing to the victims with the help of the trust,” he said.
“The survivors should not feel guilty or fear anything. Our officers will help them get in touch with the counselling centre. We will protect their identity,” the officer added. Mobile phone addiction among children is leading to personality disorders, managing trustee of Gajaananda Trust PK Arumugam said. “Instead of spending time on their phones, parents should spend time with children,” he said.
Deputy commissioners E S Uma and T Jayachandran, and additional commissioner Silambarasan attended the event. People can contact Valam at 9655800008 or contact the city police control room at 9498181213, 0422-2300970 or WhatsApp number 8190000100 for assistance.
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