Consortium for Street Children (CSC)
About Consortium for Street Children
Consortium for Street Children is an international children’s charity fighting for the rights of street children worldwide. We are the only global alliance raising the voices of street children at international level. We are pioneering and we are fearless.
We work with governments to promote good practice, challenge and change the systems that cause harm to street children, while our network members are busy on the frontline, working directly with street children to meet their immediate and long term needs.
This includes the need for shelter, education, health care and justice, all of which they are entitled to under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
What we’re aiming to achieve
We want to change the world for street children. Ultimately we want to end the phenomenon of children having to grow up on the streets. Until we reach this goal, we want to ensure that street children have their rights realised as all other children might, and to ensure they have the same access to services, resources, care and opportunities that other children have. We exist to put an end to the discrimination street-connected children around the world face on a daily basis, and to amplify their voices so they can make their views known.
We believe we can create a world where every street-connected child lives with dignity, in safety and security, and is able to fulfill their potential.
Together with street-connected children, the CSC Network changes lives through:
Powerful international advocacy;
Tailored country-specific policy change;
Creating an evidence base to drive solutions to improve street-connected children’s lives;
Grassroots casework; and
Pioneering approaches and methods to support street-connected children.See more