Altruism driving child exploitation

Volunteering: a pull factor in the institutionalisation of children

Publication details

Date: April 2023
Authors: Hope and Homes for Children and Lumos

The proliferation of institutions around the world has strong links to voluntourism, child trafficking and modern slavery. This submission builds on the experience of Lumos and Hope and Homes for Children’s experience in driving forward care reform across a variety of contexts. Specifically, it will examine the impact of volunteering on the rights of the child, community development and a State’s right to development, offering recommendations for sending and receiving countries as well as the international community.