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.


Find out more and get involved

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:

  1. Ensuring they have the same access to services, resources, care and opportunities that other children have
  2. Amplifying street children’s voices so they can make their views known
  3. 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.