About Railway Children

Railway Children helps vulnerable children living alone and at risk on the streets. For these children, the streets are often the only means of support available but also where they suffer abuse and exploitation.

Since their inception in 1995, Railway Children has helped thousands of children and young people.

Early intervention is crucial to reaching a child before an abuser. They aim to stop a runaway child becoming a street child. It's about getting to street kids before the street gets to them.

Railway Children works with over 26 partner organisations with 117 projects worldwide across Africa, Asia, and the UK. Last year they helped 27,756 street children around the world.

3 steps to Railway Children's work:

A 3 Step Change Agenda forms the backbone of their work and the way they aim to achieve their goals.

Step 1: They meet children's immediate needs. Outreach workers identify and protect children as they arrive onto the streets. They provide food, clothing, education and a safe place to stay.

Step 2: They work with local groups and organisations to make street children visible to their communities - not to be ignored and passed by.

Step 3: For sustainable change, they know that they must influence policy makers to leverage government support for street children. They hold governments responsible and lobby for change in policy to give tomorrow's children a positive future.

Creating sustainable change for children takes time to achieve, however if we act today we can make a real difference to tomorrow.

To find out more, go to www.railwaychildren.org.uk

Take 5 to help

Did you know that every 5 minutes a child in the UK runs away? Our latest campaign with Railway Children highlights the small simple things people can do by taking 5 minutes to help vulnerable young runaways in the UK.

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