Consortium for Street Children

Consortium for Street Children

Charity information

Consortium for Street Children

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is a global network that exists to give street children a voice, promote their rights and improve their lives. We do this through our focus on Advocacy, Research and Development.

As a 21-year-old network of more than 90 members working across 130 countries, CSC is stronger, louder and more effective, on behalf of a group of children who live in extremely adverse conditions and yet are among the most neglected by governments and wider society.

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    The mission of the Consortium for Street Children is to improve the lives of street 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: 1

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 02075490218

    Address: Development House, 56-64 Leonard St, London, United Kingdom EC2A 4LT

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