Over a hundred years of research proves institutional care is harmful to children, and that family and community care is better for children. Our advocacy team have produced and collated a range of publications relating to deinstitutionalisation, child care reform, and specific global regions.
The aim of this Technical Note is to support child protection practitioners and government officials in their immediate response to the child protection concerns faced by children who are at risk of separation or in alternative care during COVID-19 pandemic.
In this publication, Lumos and Hope and Homes for Children call on European governments and European Union institutions to reinforce actions to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable children and families.
A key resolution focussing on children without parental care. For the first time, it recognises the harm caused by institutionalisation, prioritises prevention, and endorses family- and community-based care over institutions.
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