Fights for vulnerable children in the UK, East Africa and India who live alone and at risk on the streets where they suffer abuse and exploitation.
Many people assume that there isn’t an issue in the UK, but the stark reality is that every five minutes a child runs away from home in this country, often using the railway network to do so. Problems that lead to children running away can affect anyone and families in every part of the UK, from affluent homes as well as from low-income households.
The truth is that there are hundreds of vulnerable children with nowhere else to go and no-one to turn to. Every day we fight to change their story. We aim to reach children as soon
as they arrive on the streets and intervene before an abuser can. Our pioneering work enables us to get to street children before the streets get to them.
What is the Railway Children Sleepout
Torrent Trackside is taking part in the inaugural Railway Children Sleepout. We will be sleeping on the floor at New Street Station, Birmingham to help raise vital funds and support for this valued, hard working charity.
It will be cold and uncomfortable but at least we will have a station roof over our heads and a place to go home to afterwards unlike the hundreds of children who face this ordeal every day in the UK and beyond.