Child’s Smile charity helped more than 60,000 children, families in 2013

The charity To Hamogelo tou Paidiou (Child’s Smile) provided support for more than 63,000 children and their families last year, the group’s president Constantinos Yiannopoulos said on Wednesday.

The charity’s emergency hotline 1056 received 272,605 phone calls last year – an average of 747 daily, according to Yiannopoulos.

Among the thousands of complaints received by To Hamogelo tou Paidiou, 1,296 concerned alleged cases of serious abuse.

In 264 cases, when the children were deemed to be in immediate danger, the charity intervened.