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Drivers to the streets

In every country in which we work, across geographical borders and cultural divides, children are living alone and at risk on the streets because of serious problems at home such as poverty, violence, neglect and abuse.

While each country presents its own individual challenges, parental mental health issues and substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual abuse are all common triggers for children running away or being forced to leave home across the UK, India and East Africa.

In the UK in particular, evidence has shown children also run away from 'normal' family backgrounds to escape common issues such as bullying, relationship issues, loneliness and family breakdown.

These issues affect children everywhere. We believe it's unacceptable everywhere. That's why we fight for children living on the streets. We provide protection and opportunity for children with nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to.

I used to sit with my hands over my ears, not wanting to hear anymore, wishing it would just stop. (Jay, UK)


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