The only global network dedicated to raising the voices of street-connected children.
Our global network creates long-term change to ensure street-connected children are no longer overlooked - and able to lead happy, fulfilling and secure lives.
We are a powerful, innovative and expert network of over 180 community organisations, national and international non-governmental organisations, researchers, advocates and on-the-ground practitioners working across 135 countries. Together, we focus the world’s attention on the experiences and needs of the most marginalised and invisible children in the world.
Changing the world for every street-connected child is a daunting task, but one that we are well placed to achieve together. By bringing together the on-the-ground work of our network members, with our expertise in global advocacy and research, we can bring the change that street-connected children need.
The value we bring
We provide members with the tools they need to identify and meet the needs of street-connected children and strengthen their work.
- We share knowledge to build capacity across our network
- We provide access to legal resources
- We work to increase visibility of the outstanding work our network members undertake every day
- Our dedicated advocacy arm provides expertise, resources and advice to increase our members’ confidence in advocating for street children’s rights
- We build relationships to seek funding and grants for network members’ initiatives
Each year we bring together our network members for an annual conference to share our knowledge and hear about innovative solutions aimed at securing legal rights, protections and opportunities for street children.
Read more about our 2020 conference and watch the sessions here
Watch this short video from our 2020 conference
Interview with CIAHT
CIAHT Member Spotlight
International Day for Street Children
Every April 12th, the CSC Network celebrates International Day for Street Children, a special day recognising the strength and resilience of millions of street children around the world. We work with the Network to decide on a theme, and create a campaign that will bring about positive change in street children’s lives. Celebrated globally since 2012, it is our opportunity to come together as a Network and amplify our message: street children have the same rights as every other child.