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.
Apr 5, 2013

International Day for Street Children: 12th April

Demand a Day
Demand a Day

The 2013 International Day for Street Children is just a few days away! This year we are demanding that the United Nations recognises the Day, so that street children and their champions have a louder voice. It may only be one day a year, but it helps us get closer to realising street children's rights. We want the whole world to hear Maggie in Zambia saying "I want an education"; Pedro in Bolivia asking "I want the government to listen to me"; and Jo in the USA requesting "I want to be safe".

There are lots of ways of helping to support the Day - you can sign the Demand a Day petition, change your Facebook profile pic, tweet about the Day or hold up an 'I demand a day' sign and send us the photo. For ways to get involved please visit

Thank you for helping to make the International Day for Street Children 2013 even more impactful, raising awareness of street children across the world.   

International Day for Street Children
International Day for Street Children
Apr 10, 2012

Working together for street children

In May 2012, the Consortium for Street Children will work alongside several of its charity network members as well as other NGOs outside of the network to share learning and look at working together for street children. There will be two workshops - one in Delhi and one in Kolkata - discussing the challenges facing NGOs, working in line with the government's Integrated Child Protection System and meeting the holistic needs of street children through a collaborative approach. This will help to bring more sustainable support to street children, as organisations can refer children to the organisation best able to meet their needs. There will be a small grant made to a local NGO in Kolkata to help run the workshop; CSC will fund the Delhi workshop itself.

Feb 21, 2012

Developing a street children 'hub'

Detailed research into street children allows a more thorough understanding of their needs and requirements so that the most appropriate programmes and interventions can be developed. In late 2011 CSC published a research report into street children which recommended the creation of an online hub that would become a 'one stop shop' for anyone working in the field.

This hub is now in development and will be available to over 70 organisations that work with street children. It will enable access to a wealth of available research and guidance on setting up and running projects and will have a direct impact on programme development for the millions of street children around the world.