Kanner-Jugendtelefon (KJT) was founded in 1992 together with Croix-Rouge, Fondation Kannerschlass, Ligue Médico-Sociale and Caritas Jeunes et Familles. These services are still responsible for KJT under the auspices of Caritas Jeunes et Familles. The KJT foundation was established in 1992, under the name “Kannersuergentelefon”, within the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The KJT gives every child and every young person a medium to be heard.
The KJT is funded through a convention with the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (Ministerial Approval CO-FC/014/2008 and EF/SFCA/007).
The KJT gives every child and every young person a medium to be heard, it not only advises and supports them but also anyone who is involved with them, in their daily concerns, questions, their fears, their problems and also during times of crisis.
“No one should be abandoned.”
Each child and adolescent can speak directly to specially trained counselors. Everyone including the parents, people in contact with children, as well as professionals in the fields of education and psychology, have access to this simple and direct counselling service.
“We are here for you! We have the time to hear you!”
During the counselling, we work out customised solutions for each person who contacts us and we also help them implement these. In case required we can also refer the person to other institutions to seek further guidance.
Since its foundation, KJT (Kanner-Jugendtelefon) has adapted to the development and needs of the society. The Kanner-Jugendtelefon 1 1 6 1 1 1 for children and young people has been extended by the Online Help (www.kjt.lu). In 2007, the Elterentelefon was launched, together with the BEE SECURE Helpline and the BEE SECURE Stopline In 2021, the offer was expanded to include a peer-to-peer Chatberodung.
The Kanner-Jugendtelefon has collaborated with many international organisations: