Corporate & Other Partnerships

Launched in 1993 to provide a strong voice for street children, the Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the only global network of street children’s organisations. We have 100 members in 130 countries.

In 2017, together with our network, we will have achieved our goal of attaining the first international legal guidance to all governments on implementing their obligations to street-connected children – the United Nations General Comment on Children in Street Situations.

As a CSC partner, you can invest in achieving our next step – turning this authoritative legal advice into reality to improve the lives of street-connected children so that:

  • All children on the streets have protection.
  • Street-connected children can access basic services such as health and education
  • Services and interventions respond to the needs of street-connected children.

CSC is fortunate to work with a number of partners who support us in our vital work. Please contact our CEO Caroline Ford if your company or organisation would like to join our growing team of partners:




Aviva is the UK’s largest insurer. Aviva became a corporate partner of CSC in 2010 as part of Street to School, the company’s global flagship community programme. Through Street to School programmes, Aviva have helped over 870,000 street children.

Find out more about CSC’s partnership with Aviva.


Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie isbaker mckenzie a leading multinational law firm, and is one of the largest international firms in the world. 

Baker McKenzie is partnering with CSC over the coming years to ensure street-connected children are visible on legal and policy agendas. Baker McKenzie is generously investing funds as well as providing unparalleled legal expertise. 

Find out more about this partnership here.


Oak Foundation  

The oak-logoOak Foundation awarded CSC with a grant for the delivery of Building with Bambooan international learning project exploring resilience-based approaches to working with street-connected children who are exposed to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.


Red Nose Day Fund USA

CSC’s partnership with Red Nose Day USA will help to make, and keep, street-connected children safe. The Red Nose Day Fund is an initiative of Comic Relief Inc., an American not-for-profit organisation which raises funds to end childhood poverty, both in the United States and internationally.

This partnership will build commitment to the first international legal instrument specifically designed to address the rights of all street children – the UN General Comment on Children in Street Situations.

CSC is partnering with organisations in Latin America, South Asia, South-East Asia and North Africa in order to strengthen existing innovative, front-line services to street-connected children. 

Find out more about this partnership here.


International Police Association

The International Police Association (IPA) has supported CSC in multiple ways over the years, including raising funds and promoting International Day for Street Children. The IPA is a professional membership body for police officers globally.

Find out more about this partnership here.


Pro Bono support

In 2017, AbbVie formed a global team of 26 attorneys and staff from its North Chicago headquarters and affiliates around the world who worked with us, pro bono, to research laws affecting street-connected children. Their work focused on status offences (discriminatory criminal laws), police round-ups and legal identity laws.

Their research spans many geographies, including Bangladesh, Morocco, Nepal, Greece and the Philippines. The ways in which the law can criminalise children with street connections or restrict their access to key services has never before been explored in such detail, and AbbVie’s research is helping to demonstrate exactly where these issues arise, enabling us to advocate for a safer, fairer world for street children.

AbbVie also supported the Consortium with a generous donation in honour of the pioneering pro bono project, further demonstrating their commitment to realising street children’s rights. The Consortium for Street Children is very grateful for their contributions.

CSC also benefits from the pro bono support of a number of organisations for which we are extremely grateful:

British Airways

Pro Bono Lawyers

Howard Roth

Other Partnerships

You can now show your support for The Consortium for Street Children when you use Savoo Search, Save and Raise as your online shopping platform. Your efforts cost you nothing because Savoo donates on your behalf.

Passion Digital

Passion Digital successfully applied for and secured an ad grant from Google on our behalf (Pro Bono).  As a result we are now able to utilise Google Adwords to run text ads on Google as part of our communications strategy. This raises awareness further, driving change for street-connected children around the world.