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Consortium for Street Children

Consortium for Street Children

Charity information

Consortium for Street Children

Consortium for Street Children is a global network of 100+ NGOs, expert researchers and practitioners across 135 countries.

We make the world a fairer place for street-connected children, so that all children can enjoy a safe childhood and fulfill their potential.

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to improve the lives of street -connected children worldwide in the areas of prevention and early intervention, HIV/AIDS, violence, street-child-centred education, and child participation and empowerment by:

    - Creating a global network of organisations dedicated to the rights; development, and protection of street children and children at risk of taking to the streets;

    - Pooling resources, implementing joint projects, and sharing promising practices;

    - Making grants available to our smaller member organisations and their overseas partners;

    - Carrying out action research on various issues related to street children;

    - Piloting innovative projects with our members or other partners;

    - Influencing policymakers at international and national levels;

    - Strengthening the capacity of our members through training in child protection, participatory learning and action methodologies, organisation development, and a rights-based approach to working with street children; and,

    - Raising public awareness of the challenges faced by street children, as well as the opportunities for their development.

    We believe that by working towards this we will achieve our vision of a world in which children will have a voice and be protected from abuse and neglect.

  • Aims

    Consortium for Street Children aims to:

    • Build commitment to the first international legal instrument specifically to address the rights of all street children – the UN General Comment on Children in Street Situations.
    • Better equip organisations to improve the lives of street children.
    • Enable learning and thought leadership on interventions that help street children through the world’s only comprehensive digital platform for the global street child sector.
    • Pioneer on the ground implementation of this new legal guidance.
    • Make street children visible and digitally connected.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1046579

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 020 3559 6340

    Address: The Green House, 224-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E29DA

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