Archive | July, 2015

SPF Principles: Begging and beggars

i. The SPF supports the call to members of the public to refrain from giving money or any other hand-out to children on the street. Such hand-outs contravene child labour legislation and frustrate the work of organisations working with children. ii. The SPF calls for compassionate engagement with adult street-based people. iii. Begging is not [...]

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SPF Principles: Labels: what’s in a name?

i. Terminology is important and labels can hurt people. ii. The SPF uses the term “Street People” to describe a phenomenon not to describe individual people. iii. The SPF encourages the use of the term “street-based people” to describe individuals who find themselves either living or earning a living on the streets of our urban [...]

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