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We invest in research so that we can target our resources and work more effectively.
Our research also provides an essential evidence base of the
issues that affect children alone on the streets.
Detailing numbers of children and young people observed on the
streets of Mwanza in December 2013, this report also includes night
time data and builds on our findings of 2012.
This report details the findings of a survey carried out in
October 2012, using quantitative data of children and young people
observed to be living and working on the streets of four zones of
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Find out about the 'silent war' being waged against children in
Tanzania and Kenya who are forced on to the streets. 'Struggling to
Survive' details the harsh realities of life for children on the
streets in East Africa, in their own words.
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Download the executive summary (Swahili)
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We recently commissioned a key piece of research exploring the
impact of Reach, an intervention model the charity
launched in 2010 to meet the needs of children before, during and
after running away or going missing.
The report includes interviews and risk assessments of 53 young
people with complex needs who have used Reach services.
the executive summary
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Offering an incredible insight into the hard-to-reach world of
some of Britain's most excluded children and young people, 'Off the
Radar' is a comprehensive qualitative research study that looks in
detail at the lives, situations and experiences of more than one
hundred of the most detached children and young people in the
Safe Families Safe Children (SFSC) is an international coalition
of children's charities that includes Railway Children. The
coalition's report 'Breaking the Cycle of Violence' reveals that
the UK government is failing in its legal requirements to intervene
and prevent the continued abuse of children in their homes.
A recent evaluation of the intervention with Delhi Special
Juvenile Police Unit, where social workers are employed as part of
the team to ensure the care and protection of children.
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A report by Railway Children India examining how the Railway
Protection Force is collaborating with Railway Children partners to
provide assistance to vulnerable children living on India's railway
Railway Children works with partners and other agencies to reach
out to vulnerable children who live on and around railway stations
in India and to raise awareness of the dangers they face.
A study by Railway Children on the status of livelihood
programmes for children and young people alone and at risk on the
streets in India.
An executive summary of the processes and initiatives that have
led to India's first 'child friendly' station.
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Sanoj, aged 11, was lured away from his home by a stranger.