On 3rd November 2016, CSC held its fourth annual Research Conference: Is it time for rights-based change or changing rights? Legal, social and practical strategies for street-connected children, at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre in London. The Conference was open to CSC members and other interested researchers and practitioners.

During the Conference attendees heard from legal, NGO and academic experts working on children’s rights around the world. Panel discussions considered how best a rights-based framework can be utilised by street-connected children, practitioners and other advocates in both legal arenas and daily practice with street children. Workshops provided a space for attendees to share learning and expertise on: how to identify organisational research needs; different research methodologies that can be employed by NGOs; different ways of conducting situational assessments of street-connected children; and promoting resilience in street-connected children. More information on the Conference is available to CSC network members on the Global Resource Centre’s Shared Learning Hub

Previous Research Conferences have focused on doing participatory research with young people (2013), counting street-connected children (2014) and identities of street-connected children (2015). Briefing papers produced following the Research Conferences are publicly available on our Global Resource Centre.