We want a world where street children live with dignity, in safety and security
Consortium for Street Children is a global alliance who exists to be the global voice of street children and ensure their rights to services, resources, care and opportunities are met.
International Day for Street Children is back for 2023! Join us on 12 April to acknowledge the strength and resilience of millions of children worldwide.
This year, our theme is Keeping street-connected children safe. We will be raising awareness of the situations street children have told us make them feel unsafe, as well as what can be done to change this.
Visit our IDSC 2023 page to find out more about the theme, and lots of resources to help you plan your activities and spread the word!
We want to change the world for street children by:
- Ensuring they have the same access to services, resources, care and opportunities that other children have
- Amplifying street children’s voices so they can make their views known
- Putting an end to the discrimination street-connected children around the world face on a daily basis
We work to:
Support, grow and seek funding for a connected global network
Create shared learning and research
Guide policy and influence decision makers
Why does it matter?
Street children depend on the streets for their survival – whether they live on the streets, work on the streets, have support networks on the streets, or a combination of the three.
Nobody knows exactly how many street children there are, but each has their own unique story. Their reason for being connected to the streets are many and varied but poverty, displacement due to natural disasters and conflicts, discrimination, abuse or family breakdown can all play a role.
When the street is your home, how do you keep safe from the pandemic?
Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations. They are overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. The Legal Atlas puts information about laws affecting street children directly into the hands of street children and their advocates. By gaining access to legal information, street children and homeless youth are put on the map so that every child can be treated fairly and with respect.
Support with advocacy
Advocacy and Action Guide
The impact of Covid-19 on street children
Report submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the Impact of COVID-19 on Children in Street Situations
Big Give Campaign
Big Give Update Report
Access the Global Resource Centre, the world's largest collection of publications and research on street-connected children
See what's happening in the sector and across CSC's network
Download CSC’s publications, toolkits and guidance to support your work with street-connected children
View our tool to map the legal situation for street-connected children around the world
See who our 100+ network is made up of, where they work, and how they support street-connected children
Find out how to join CSC and the movement to make street-connected children’s rights a reality