The United Nations General Comment No. 21 On children in street situations

Marking an historic moment for street-connected children and youth In June 2017, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has published General Comment No. 21 on Children in Street Situations. For the first time ever, street children became the focus of authoritative United Nations...

CSC Advocacy and Action Guide 2018

Making rights a reality for street-connected children In 2018, the Consortium for Street Children (CSC) published the Advocacy and Action Guide. It outlines how organisations and advocates working with street-connected children can develop advocacy strategies to make rights a reality for street-...

Researching the relational networks of street-connected children in Tanzania

"'Responsibility, work and transition on the street. A grounded theory study of street-involved children and young people in Northern Tanzania" Gemma Pearson investigated the social and relational aspects of the lives of street-connected children in northern Tanzania for her PhD at Royal Holloway...

Fr Patrick Shanahan: Speeches, papers and presentations

Father Patrick Shanahan was one of StreetInvest's Co-founders. This page houses a selection of his speeches, papers and presentations. Patrick advocated for street-connected children and their rights throughout his life. He supported the Consortium for Street Children for 20 years and in 2011 was...

Pan African Research: Growing up on the Streets

Award winning longitudinal, participatory research project. This research project has given a voice to 198 street-connected youth over three years, in three African cities: Accra in Ghana, Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Harare, in Zimbabwe. The research aimed to challenge the binary...

Submission to the UN Global Study on Deprivation of Liberty

In August 2018, StreetInvest submitted its response to the Consortium for Street Children's call for information for the United Nation's Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty. Our thanks go to all our partners who contributed to this document. What is the UN Global Study on Children Deprived...

Demonstrating the value of a trust-based approach to working with detached young people

Report: UK wide evidence of detached youth provision in the UK StreetInvest approached Pro Bono Economics to help us consider how to demonstrate the value of a trust-based approach to working with detached young people in the UK. Economist volunteers Dr Vindelyn Smith-Hillman and Michael Duncan...

Nothing about us without us

Working with street-connected girls. The aim of Nothing about us without us is to support: Organisations that work directly with adolescent street-connected girls (aged 11 to 18 years old) and want to review and develop their programmes Organisations that want to work directly with adolescent...

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