Author: Lumos, Hope and Homes for Children
Date: October 2017
The process of child protection and care reform or ‘deinstitutionalisation’, as outlined in this report, consists of planning the transformation of the entire care system. This involves strengthening and creating a diverse range of family- and community-based services that take into account the individual needs of each child and closing institutions for children.
To ensure better outcomes for children, fulfil its human rights commitments and achieve policy coherence, it is essential for the EU to also apply the same principles in the framework of its external action. This is a key step to realise the Sustainable Development Goals and ensure that the 2030 agenda meets its promise to leave no one behind.