The street child problem has been an increasing concern over the past decade. Poverty,insecurity and HIV/AIDS have caused the numbers of street children to rise sharply in the past few years. Estimates on the number of street children are difficult however it is thought to be between 2000-10000 in Kampala alone. These children have left home for a number of different reasons, usually related to poverty, mistreatment or parental death. Many leave home in their rural villages and go to Kampala to try to make a living in the big city.