Advocacy

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CSC speaks with Marta Santos Pais, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children in New York, October 2013

CSC advocates for the rights of street-connected children in order to influence policy makers worldwide. We consult with our network and the street children they support and then, with the input of our Advocacy Forum, we represent their views and concerns through forums such as:

By amplifying street children’s voices our aim is that their concerns are acted upon by governments, organisations and the public.

Network Development

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Children take part in a workshop in Delhi as part of a joint conference by Chetna, Childhope and CSC

CSC brings organisations together so that they can collaboratively identify and meet the needs of street connected children. We consult with our network and harness their expertise via:

Through sharing knowledge and experiences our aim is that we help our network to build their organisational and programme capacity.

Research

State of the World's Street Children

‘State of the World’s Street Children: Research’, written by Dr. Sarah Thomas de Benitez

Research about street-connected children has, historically, been fragmented, hard to access and underused in the development of policies and programmes.

CSC works to address this by acting as a catalyst  for researchers, policy makers and grass-roots practitioners to connect with each other. We do this via our:

We aim to be recognised as the go-to place for street children research.