Sarah Thomas de Benitez

CSC CEO Succession

Sadly Dr. Sarah Thomas de Benitez will be stepping down from her CEO role at the end of the year, due to her family’s expedited relocation to Asia at the end of this year. In her time at the helm, Sarah has made an enormous contribution to the CSC: creating our 5-year strategy, building and bringing stability to the Executive team, spearheading the UN General Comment initiative, strengthening research, and beginning to place the organisation on a more even keel through diverse sources of funding. Continue reading

Travelling with Bamboo: In Ecuador with Juconi


Hi, Siân here! As you will probably know by now, I’ve been on the road launching Building with Bamboo, our new learning project on resilience in partnership with Oak Foundation. Two weeks ago I visited another of our learning partners, this time in Ecuador.

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I move, therefore I am not – Read our new Identities Briefing Paper

Our new Identities Briefing Paper 2016, I move, therefore I am not – Exploring different conceptualisations of street-connected children’s identities,  is now available. The Paper was produced based on the findings of our Research Conference 2015.

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Just Walk for Street Children – taking bookings now!

Consortium for Street Children is delighted to announce that registration for our annual fundraising walk is now open!

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Street-connected children’s issues brought to the UN Human Rights Council by a report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing

Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, presented her 2016 annual report at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council in March 2016. Her report qualifies homelessness as a global human rights crisis that is being largely ignored by international human rights institutions and national governments.

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Pioneering consultation events: the voices of hundreds of street-connected children worldwide heard by the UN

The voices of hundreds of street-connected children around the world have been heard by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, thanks to the unique consultations with children organised in February to April 2016 by Consortium for Street Children.

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Cinnamon Club initiative a huge success

In April, the Consortium for Street Children joined forces with the world famous Cinnamon Club to help raise funds for street-connected children worldwide, and boost awareness about the International Day for Street Children held on 12th April.

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She did it! Pamella completes the London Marathon for street children!

A huge congratulations to our fantastic marathon runner, Pamella Bisson, who finished her first London Marathon in 5 hours and 18 minutes!

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