Free Phone 116

Protecting children from violence or abuse of any kind, empowering them to become survivors not victims.
Childline Zimbabwe wants you to know what is right and wrong and we want you to know what you can do about it.
We want you to be as informed as possible because an informed person is better able to protect themselves or seek protection.

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Childline Zimbabwe works in partnership with the Government to STOP child abuse and provide a safe environment for all children. We offer the only nationwide helpline service dedicated to children that runs 24 hours toll free, and is accessible by simply dialing 116. We are a not-for-profit, registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO 7/2001). Children (0-18years), access services in Zimbabwe regardless of religious background, socio-economic circumstances or geographic location.

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We're here for you. Call our Free Phone on 116, reachable from any phone on any network

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We have extended our reach to WhatsApp on +263 716 116 116 / +263 732 116 116


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Drop In Centres

Child-friendly, confidential face-to-face counseling is offered to children and community members at the Childline Drop-in Centres. Childline operates 34 community-based Drop-in Centres across Zimbabwe to enable those children without access to a phone to access Childline’s confidential counseling and psychosocial support services (PSS). These centres are operated by qualified Social Workers or Counsellors and are supported by trained community volunteer counselors

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  • Head Office:
  • 31 Frank Johnson Ave, Eastlea, Harare
  • E-mail:
  • Free Phone: 116
  • Landline: +263 242 252 000