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 united 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….! 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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World Cup winning former street children arrive in Cambridge for Ambassador Programme

July 1, 2015

Two young women from a Brazilian World Cup winning squad arrived in the UK this week for the Street Child United Cambridge Ambassador Programme.   Cambridge-founded Street Child United challenges the negative perceptions and treatment of street children partnering with organisations i...

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Street Child United CEO awarded British Empire Medal

June 15, 2015

Street Child United co-Founder and CEO, John Wroe, has been honoured by Her Majesty The Queen for improving the lives…

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World Cup winner opens new pitch for children at risk of the streets in Rio

June 2, 2015

  Street Child United and GM Chevrolet have teamed up to provide children at risk of the streets a safe…

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We are Street Child United

May 28, 2015

Until recently, we have been known as Street Child World Cup because it’s the name of our flagship event. Our…

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