Shashikala Kale leads Project Talaash – the children’s search and rescue team based at the Victoria Terminus in Mumbai – one of the busiest railway stations in India. She told us what she does in a typical day.
We organised the Sports Day to provide children with a day of activities and leisure, which they may not have otherwise experienced. It was a great way to help build relationships between both staff and children
In April last year, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) rolled out new definitions of 'missing' and 'absent' persons, with the aim of more effectively deploying police resources. As a consequence, children defined as 'absent' no longer require an immediate police response.