What do you mean by “prevention” and why is that an important part of your work?
Our work to support families and so prevent children being abandoned to orphanages, is absolutely fundamental to the work of Hope and Homes for Children. Our model for deinstitutionalisation is not solely about moving children out of institutions; it also involves supporting families so they can stay together and creating the services that ensure children do not need to enter institutions.
Examples of ways we help families are: help with rent, home improvements, education, loans, vocational training, health education and parenting lessons.
Examples of the services we create to ensure children do not enter into institutions include: Small Family Homes (see below), fostering, emergency reception centres, counselling, physiotherapy and day care services to allow parents to work.