Providing safe spaces at transport hubs
Together, we make changes to how and when transport hubs are used, so they are hostile to predators and safer for vulnerable children and young people. It’s all part of our commitment to creating child-friendly stations.
Our child help desks on train station platforms enable vulnerable children to find help from someone they trust. They’re a safe space where we can secure temporary care for children and plan what to do next.
Our shelters provide short-term care for children found at stations. Many are traumatised so, as well as medical help, food and clean clothes, children can access counselling through music, dance and art. Young children also receive education, while older children are helped into employment so they can leave the streets for good.