New app to report child abuse

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday launched a child protection application ‘Hemayati’ to enable prompt registration of child abuse complaints and offer quick assistance.

Hemayati, a first of its kind app in the region, has been designed by the ministry to assure families of the protection of their children at all times. The application is also linked with the police departments of all the seven emirates.

The application allows for filing complaints of child abuse in a simplified way while keeping the identity of the complainant and victims confidential.

How to get it

You can download the Hemayati app from Apple Stores, IOS for iPhone and iPad, and Google Play for Android smartphones.

The app provides a facility that enables parents to have live-time communication with their children and to have real time knowledge of where they are. The application also contains safety and emergency alert facilities.

The ministry aims to enhance the safety and protection of children while enabling communication with them round the clock and facilitates prompt registration of complaints and immediate assistance.

Parents are constantly concerned for the safety of their children. Having knowledge of a child’s location can bring some assurance that children are safe whether they are at school, on a field trip or visiting friends.

The Hemayati app also help provide parents with answers to typical child safety questions.

The system will allow transferring of complaints to the appropriate police departments so that they are dealth with expediently.

The Hemayati application is available in Apple Stores, IOS for iPhone and iPad, and Google Play for Android smartphones.

The initiative comes as part of the vision of the Federal Government to make the UAE the best country in the world in terms of safety and security and to instill a 100 per cent sense of security among people in the country.


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