In 2009, CSC was appointed as Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Street Children. APPGs are informal, cross-party groups of MPs and Peers who share a particular interest in a subject.

Meetings are held in Parliament with the aim of sharing information about issues affecting street children worldwide and communicating concerns to parliamentarians, ambassadors, and governments.

Every year CSC organises three such meetings with and on behalf of our network. We use the meetings to highlight relevant and current issues and profile any advances that are being made. Recent APPGs have focused on:

  • The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s forthcoming General Comment on Children in Street Situations
  • Evidence from the Growing Up On The Streets research project that has captured information from 200 street-connected children in DRC, Ghana and Zimbabwe

The APPG on Street Children is chaired by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer (Liberal Democrats), Ann Coffey MP (Labour), Craig Whittaker MP (Conservative) and Mark Durkan MP (Social Democratic and Labour Party).

For more information on the APPG on Street Children please contact: natalie@streetchildren.org