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.


CSC and StreetInvest are merging!

CSC and StreetInvest are thrilled to announce both organisations are formally coming together with the complementary strengths of both organisations creating a stronger platform to advocate with and for street-connected children.

As we move forward in this new partnership, both organisations will come together under the Consortium for Street Children brand, and we will continue to progress through CSC’s refreshed 5-year strategy. As this strategy maps strongly onto StreetInvest’s own, we are confident that both organisations can work together under this plan ahead of plotting out our next 5-year strategy together in 2023. 

StreetLights Appeal

Street children often spend their lives in the shadows.

They are excluded – from essential services, from government policy, and even from data.

The spaces they inhabit may be inappropriate, even dangerous, but are out of sight.

Frontline workers meet street children in these shadowy spaces, taking the time to get to know their lives and experiences.

They help to explore the individual solutions a child might need, and provide hope for a brighter future.

This summer, we recognise frontline workers who take the time to turn the spotlight on street children, and give them the tools they need to step out of the shadows.

Find out more about why frontline workers are so important, and support our StreetLights appeal today!

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.