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Street art challenge to help street children

Street art challenge to help street children

Railway Children was invited to take part in The Big Rail Diversity Challenge, which saw 500 people from across the rail industry take part in activities designed to push them out of the comfort zone of their traditional roles.
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Next project to protect children set to launch in London

Next project to protect children set to launch in London

Railway Children has confirmed the launch of its second project working directly with vulnerable children and it will be based in London.
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‘I just felt like I had to do something, I couldn’t bear it.’

‘I just felt like I had to do something, I couldn’t bear it.’

This year a group of intrepid adventurers cycled across India to raise money for us. Mum of four Christina Frost was one of the 20 Ride India participants, and shares why she was inspired to take part.
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Pioneering project brings safeguarding children to the top of rail agenda

Pioneering project brings safeguarding children to the top of rail agenda

The Department for Transport has just launched a new scheme that will help train companies make the UK’s railway stations safer places for vulnerable children. Railway Children’s Safeguarding on Transport programme is currently the only training programme that meets the new Safeguarding on Rail Scheme requirements.
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New project launched as training programme goes from strength to strength

New project launched as training programme goes from strength to strength

Our plan to ensure the safety of vulnerable people across the UK’s public transport system is going from strength to strength. We are continuing to train staff on the transport front line in how to identify and best protect people at risk. These could include children running away, at risk of sexual exploitation or adults with mental health issues or other vulnerabilities.
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Frank's 13 years of dedication to street children

Frank's 13 years of dedication to street children

As we celebrate National Volunteer’s Week in the UK, organisations across the country are acknowledging and appreciating the thousands of people who give so much of their own time and energy to help others. So at Railway Children we’d like to do the same, especially as there is one man in particular whose endless support we’d be lost without.
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Children in care still at risk due to inconsistent missing persons system

Children in care still at risk due to inconsistent missing persons system

Railway Children welcomes the findings of the recently published National Crime Agency’s Missing Persons Data Report as an important step in addressing previous 'inconsistencies' in policing identified by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, which have hindered efforts by local authorities and police when responding to young people going missing.
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Metallica one-off gig to raise money for Railway Children

Metallica one-off gig to raise money for Railway Children

Rock icons Metallica are set to return to the UK with a special, intimate London show at the exclusive House of Vans venue on Friday 18th November. The one-off live performance by one of the world’s most successful bands will mark the launch of Metallica’s eleventh studio album ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’, with all proceeds from the gig going to Railway Children.
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Mt Kenya trek raises £90K for children living on the streets

Mt Kenya trek raises £90K for children living on the streets

20 intrepid rail professionals took part in an 11-day expedition to climb to the summit of Mount Kenya and raise money for vulnerable children at the same time.
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