Child Helpline

If you have concerns for the safety and well-being of a child or young person, please call any of the following lines as soon as possible.

If you are worried about a child. If you have concerns or suspicions. If there are signs of abuse and neglect, please make a report. Help a child or teenager that is being abused or is at risk.

 

Child Abuse

Federal Ministry of Women Affairs & Social Development
Annex 3, New Federal Secretariat
Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area, P.M.B. 229 Garki, Abuja
Tel:+234 9 5237112

 

Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation (WAPA)
Block 18, 2nd Floor,
Lagos State Secretariat Alausa, Ikeja  08085754226, 08102678443, 08085594141  E-mail: wapa@lagosstate.gov.ng

 

Lagos State, Office of the Public Defender

Iyun Street / Funsho Williams Way
Barracks/ Stadium Bus-stop,
Western Avenue, Surulere, Lagos

 

Police Help

You can lodge a complaint at the Human Rights Desk /Family Support Unit of the nearest Police Station.

If you reside outside Lagos State, you can seek help at the nearest Police Station or the State’s Ministry of Women Affairs

 

 

Child Sexual Abuse

Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT). Child Protection Unit

Head Office DSVRT Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Tel: 112, 08137960048

info@dsvrtlagos.org

www.dsvrtlagos.org

 

Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA)
Block 18, 2nd Floor, Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja

08085754226, 08102678443, 08085594141

 

Lagos State University Teaching Hospital LASUTH
08029000007, 08120006333, 08120006444, 070134991769
Email: talk2hellolagos@gmail.com

 

Mirabel Centre

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)

Ikeja, Lagos

 

Children Units in Police Stations

 

Runaway Children, Lost but found Children, Abandoned Babies

Juvenile Welfare Centre

Alakara Police Station, Mushin, Lagos

 

Juvenile Welfare Centre

Adeniji Adele Police Station, Lagos

 

Children Units in Police Stations

 

Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT). Child Protection Unit

Head Office DSVRT Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos

Tel: 112, 08137960048

info@dsvrtlagos.org

www.dsvrtlagos.org

 

Police Help

You can lodge a complaint at the Human Rights Desk /Family Support Unit of the nearest Police Station.

If you reside outside Lagos State, you can seek help at the nearest Police Station or the State’s Ministry of Women Affairs

 

Young Offenders

Releasing juvenile offenders held in police cells and prisons

Lagos State, Office of the Public Defender

Iyun Street / Funsho Williams Way
Barracks/ Stadium Bus-stop,
Western Avenue, Surulere, Lagos

Juvenile offenders should not be tried as adults and should not be held in prisons. They should not be incarcerated in jails or prisons with adults. These pose great risks and can subject them to sexual abuse and violence. They can also become hardened.

Rehabilitation and reformation should be the goal. Juvenile detention/remand facilities have the programmes that can aid their process of reformation and rehabilitation. These can turn their lives around and help them become useful members of the society.