Baixada Santista will register approximately 1,400 street children in 2022

In Guaruja lately, a report caught three children begging on the nook of Avenidas Puglisi and Avenida Leomil in the middle. / Carlos Ratton/DL

In Baisada Santista in 2022, round 1,400 children have been shocked to search out cash and meals, utilizing visitors lights, public parking tons and close to supermarkets.

It appears that the society is used to those “invisible” children all year long, apart from the month of December, when folks’s hearts are tender due to the top of the yr celebrations. But, for instance, there is a rise in the variety of children who’re complicated little one labor with artwork, juggling headlights on busy roads in the area.

For instance, in Santos, in the primary half of final yr, there have been 263 children and adolescents on the streets in conditions of kid labor and different dangers, 72 of them have been residents of the town, 191 have been residents of different municipalities. The metropolis administration didn’t launch the figures for the second half of the yr.

In San Vicente, 412 approaches have been made, however this doesn’t signify the variety of children, as they’re usually the identical children approached at completely different factors. The metropolis administration says that about 90 children and youngsters have been recognized. About 40 of them are utilizing little one labor on the street, which led to the consideration of 195 complaints.

Guaruja, in keeping with the Administration, 425 children and youngsters contacted. 273 of them have been recognized. According to the survey carried out till the 18th of this yr, 45 approaches have already been carried out: 39 folks, together with children and youngsters. The names of eight others haven’t but been launched.

Praia Grande realized 574 approaches in 2022. The work is ongoing in the municipality, and all year long, children and adolescents are tried to be free of exploitation. In Mongagua final yr, 15 children have been registered in the kid labor profile.


The prefectures of Itanham and Peruibe didn’t go the numbers. The first is that the Board of Trustees displays little one labor and, in keeping with consultants, these children are typically engaged in street buying and selling. When deployed, the physique will conduct applicable checks and referrals along with the Social Development Assistance Secretariat.

In Peruibe, the town administration (method) introduced that the work will be carried out collectively by the Specialized Reference Center for Social Assistance (CREAS) and the Guardianship Council for Children and Adolescents (COTUCA), which play an vital function in safety. elevating consciousness, structuring care and claims amongst little one labor victims and households.

In different municipalities, it’s not recognized for positive, however the municipalities of Cubatao and Bertioga assure that there have been no incidents final yr.


According to the Criança Livre do Trabalho Infantil web site, a current census by the town of São Paulo recognized 3,700 children and adolescents dwelling on the streets in the municipality. Of all, 66.7% are victims of kid labor, and 4.7% are victims of extra critical actions, such because the sale of unlawful merchandise and sexual exploitation.

Out of the entire variety of children and adolescents, 10.7% spent the evening on the streets, 16.2% have been in shelters, and 73.1% have been uncovered to different harmful trajectories. In phrases of organic intercourse, 38.7% have been feminine, 59.2% have been male, and a couple of.1% didn’t know or didn’t want to report. By age group, 30.6 % of children below six years previous, 27.1 % of children between seven and 11 years previous, and 42 % of children between 12 and 17 years previous.

Regarding kinds of little one labor, 52.3% promote merchandise resembling tableware, candies and sweets; 46.1% have interaction in begging; 5.9% work in recycling; 3.2% juggler; 2.9% with a sweeper in the headlights; 3.2% as automotive guards; 2.3% delivering flyers and 0.7% shoe shine.

According to the National Plan for the Prevention and Elimination of Child Labor (PETI), the census acknowledges begging as a type of little one labour, paid or unpaid actions carried out by children and adolescents beneath the minimal authorized age. by regulation.

The census additionally listed “crucial income-generating actions.” In this section, 70.1% of children and adolescents bought unlawful merchandise; 23.8 % dedicated theft or theft, 8.8 % suffered sexual and industrial exploitation. 41% of all have been with adults.

The census additionally reveals that 71.6% of children and adolescents determine as black or brown. Today, little one labor is linked to structural racism in our society.

According to the International Labor Organization’s record of Worst Forms of Child Labour, street little one labor exposes children and adolescents to potential occupational hazards resembling violence, medication, sexual harassment and human trafficking; to photo voltaic radiation, rain and chilly; visitors and pedestrian accidents.

In addition, there are lifelong traumatic psychological and academic results. Street children and adolescents are weak, and the frequent lack of schooling or exclusion from faculty condemns them to repeat the cycle of poverty.

Black slavery in Brazil lasted for greater than 350 years and children have been used as home and rural work, which has affected the assure of the rights of this folks to today. Added to that is the shortage of efficient restoration measures and public insurance policies able to altering this actuality.

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