Across the world millions of children are forced to survive on the streets.

Street Child United provides a global platform for street children to be heard so that they receive the protection, support and opportunities all children deserve.

Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting competitions we organise international events inviting street children to be at the centre of the call for their rights. We use the power of sport and the arts to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children transforming lives across the world.

Our flagship event is the Street Child World Cup taking place ahead of the FIFA World Cup. In 2014, 230 former street children from 19 countries came together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to play football and stand united for the rights of street children.

In March 2016 the Street Child Games are coming….! Street children from across the world will unite for a week of Olympic-themed sports, a festival of arts and a Congress for street children’s rights. To find out more and how you can get involved click here.

Latest Tweets
  • “No child should have to live on the streets.  I commend the Street Child World Cup for providing a platform for the rights of street children to be heard.”

    Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Former Prime Minister
  • “I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”

    David Beckham OBE
  • “It was a privilege to be invited to the launch of the Street Child World Cup at Downing Street. It gives children a voice through football, a platform to express their rights and celebrate their abilities – I’m proud to add my support.”

    Wilson Palacios, Stoke City and Honduras Midfielder

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Support street children in a cinema near you

November 11, 2015

We've teamed up with Our Screen enabling you to host your own screening of Street Kids United 2 - The Girls From Rio. Street Kids United II, The Girls From Rio, is a documentary film about a life-changing experience for a group of girls from the favelas in Rio de Janeiro, the Favela StreetGirls, ...

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Brazil World Cup Winner & Arsenal Invincible Gilberto Silva signs up for Gala Dinner 2015

October 16, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Brazil World Cup Winner, Arsenal Invincible and SCU Ambassador Gilberto Silva will be our…

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SCU 'family' united at Summit 2015

Street Child United Summit 2015 highlights the need to challenge the stigmatisation of street children

October 16, 2015

From the 7 – 11 September, Street Child United welcomed the leaders of our grassroots partner organisations from across the…

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Street Child ambassadors speak to The Guardian Global Development about life on the streets

October 14, 2015

In the Summer of 2015, Street Child United welcomed six street child ambassadors from Brazil, Burundi and Pakistan to the…

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