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We recently shared how we reunited Issa with his sons Kanu and Joshi - if you missed it read more here: http://bit.ly/1RwOhA6
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We fully support the call for scrapping the ‘absent’ category. Children face many risks, including sexual exploitation, when they fall through the net. We believe all children deserve the opportunity to access the help and support they need to stay safe and to prevent them going missing again.
A new ‘absent’ category should be scrapped says Ann Coffey, Labour chair of all-party group of MPs
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When we've helped a child get away from the streets and back home to their family, that isn't the end of our work. We support children's families in the long-term.

So, if a child stops going to school, our family workers will be there to find out why.

Often the answer is as simple as 'we couldn't afford the uniform'.
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You've run through wind, rain and snow. You've woken at the crack of dawn and fallen into bed exhausted. You've missed social events and time with loved ones. You've endured aches and pains.
It will be worth it.
You're changing children's lives.

A HUGE good luck to all our London Marathon runners - we're cheering you on!
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A child arrives alone at a station in India every five minutes.

Read about a day in the life of our search and rescue team leader at one of India's busiest stations.
Shashikala Kale leads Project Talaash – the children's search and rescue team based at the Victoria Terminus in Mumbai – one of the busiest railway stations in India. She told us what she does in a typical day: “You get to know the warning signs that tell you a child might be in trouble.
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We'll never stop fighting for street children. Thank you for joining our struggle.
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We've seen supporters conquering some huge sporting challenges this year already - with lots more to come! If you're considering taking on your own challenge and would like to change the lives of street children at the same time, we'd love to hear from you.

We can help with fundraising ideas and tips, plus you'd receive a sought after Railway Children t-shirt or vest!

We liked this photo of the Carillion Eiffage Kier team showing how Tough Mudder is done...
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Having a safe place to sleep is a luxury most children on the streets don't have. They often sleep in groups for protection, but rape and beatings are a nightly risk.
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A huge thank you to our incredible ‪‎London Marathon 2016‬ runners. You've changed children's lives. https://youtu.be/qHtqXiTw-eo
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"If Viv hadn’t found me that night, I don’t know where I’d be now."

Natalie was 17 when she escaped her abusive and alcoholic mother. She ended up in London - where she moved in with a much older man she’d only just met.

Find out how we changed her story.

http://bit.ly/1RKf10o
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Today is International Day for Street Children.
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We can only do what we do because of you. Thank you. http://bit.ly/1q1btRB
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In their circles
118 people
Have them in circles
163 people
Kumar Kk's profile photo
Crystal Hall's profile photo
Shanta Batacharia's profile photo
Ultimate Pet Care's profile photo
Railway Gazette International's profile photo
Chronic Illness Relief Fund (CIRF)'s profile photo
Funndstudy's profile photo
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's profile photo
June Cory's profile photo
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Railway Children is an international children's charity. We fight for vulnerable children who live alone at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. In the UK, society often denies their existence, and in other countries the problem is so prevalent that it has become ‘normal’.

They run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because there is nowhere else to go and no one left to turn to. The problems they face on the streets are often even worse than those they endured at home. Every day we fight to change their story.