Direct Intervention for children at immediate risk
Aiming at protecting children at immediate risk, «The Smile of the Child» provides services of “Direct Intervention”.
Direct intervention is carried out by specialized Social Workers and Psychologists of the Organization.
This action targets children at immediate risk and children victims of any kind of violence (Physical, Sexual & Psychological Abuse, Neglect, Bullying and Trafficking), and the goal is to protect them by ensuring their rights, always in cooperation with the Greek competent public prosecutorial and law enforcement authorities.
When a child is at immediate risk our primary goal is to transport it safely to a protected environment with a Social Worker or Psychologist using the Organization’s vehicles. The second step is to cooperate with all the competent actors so as to find a solution for the child.
«The Smile of the Child» directly intervenes for children at immediate risk following information - anonymous or not- received at the National Helpline for Children SOS 1056. This information comes from sensitized citizens, competent bodies and services (Prosecutions, Police, NGOs and other bodies), while in some cases from children themselves seeking help.
«The Smile of the Child» has been providing the service of Direct Intervention for children at immediate risk from 2002