Consortium for Street Children

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street children. We focus on four key strategic areas: Advocacy, Research, Shared Learning and Capacity Building. CSC is continually expanding and currently has over 70 network members working across 130 countries.

Consortium for Street Children
The Oasis Centre
75 Westminster Bridge Road
London, England
United Kingdom
(0044) 207 921 4560
http://www.streetchildren.org.uk/

CEO

Sally Shire

Management Team

Sally Shire, Leonora Borg, Katherine Bretherton, Louise Meincke, Laura Burnell

Board of Directors

Sally Shire, Leonora Borg, Katherine Bretherton, Louise Meincke, Laura Burnell

Project Leaders

Simon Le Gouais

Mission

The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street children. We focus on four key strategic areas: Advocacy, Research, Shared Learning and Capacity Building. CSC is continually expanding and currently has over 70 network members working across 130 countries.

Programs

CSC is a network organisation. We support and enhance the work of our 70 network members through Advocacy, Research, Capacity Building and Shared Learning e.g Advocacy: We utiliise the collective strength and voice of our network to advocate for the rights of street chidlren at UN level. We recently lobbied for a UN resolution on street children and were appointed as technical advisor to a major study on street children. In turn, we then encourage our network to leverage this progress to advocate for change at grassroots level. Research: We host the biggest online library of street children research. We work with our network members to scope out gaps in street children knowlegde and produce research that impacts on policy and practice. Capacity Building: We provide tools through training, workshops and toolkits, for our network member to expand their capacity and become more robust and sustainable in their work supporting street children. Shared Learning: We facilitate collaboration across the network so organisations big and small can learn from each other and enhance the work they do with street children. We are developing an Online Resource Centre to support this so that our members, wherever they are in the world, have access to information, expertise, reports, research and peer support. We launched the International Day for Street Children which takes place every year on 12th April. The day provides a platform for the millions of street children around the world - and their champions - to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored. In 2012 the day was a huge success: street children, the general public, celebrities, policy makers, charities/NGOs and businesses across the world showed their support for the day in numerous ways. 84 events took place in 38 countries; global media coverage on the day totalled more than 580 articles and over 2,500 people from 89 countries signed our pledge to stand up for street children's rights. Every year we host the Street Child Champions award which aims to acknowledge the unsung heroes who are making a real difference to street children's lives. Every year we ask our network members, who operate in more than 130 countries, to nominate people who they believe fit the bill. The winner receives a grant which goes to the street child project of their choice.

Statistics on Consortium for Street Children

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $270,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $480,000
  • Other funding sources: NGOs, individual donors, corporations, government, income generating projects, community contributions
  • Religious Affiliation: None