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We are Family for Every Child, a global alliance of local civil society organisations working together to improve the lives of vulnerable children around the world.

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Together for children

Millions of children across the world live without the protection of a caring family. This makes them vulnerable to exploitation, trafficking, child labour or early marriage, and other forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, often within their own home. These local issues form a global crisis.

We are pioneering a new approach to solve this crisis by bringing together practices and research from local and national contexts to our global alliance. We then adapt and share these ideas to create a range of solutions to the crisis of children living without families.

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Everybody wants to go home to live with their parents so they can give you love and attention.

10-year-old girl living in residential care in Guyana

Our approach

Our advocacy

We want to influence national, regional and global decision-makers to implement positive change to child protection policies and services, with a specific focus on care.

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Our research

We identify the most appropriate and relevant solutions to ensure more vulnerable children are able to grow up in the caring families they need.

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Technical Cooperation

We build solutions to local problems, encourage innovation and develop good practices. We adapt and share these solutions with partners across the globe.

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We are Family

We are 17 member organisations from 16 countries across the world united by our common vision of a world where every child can grow up in a permanent, safe and caring family. Get to know more about the work that we do.

Latest News

July 3, 2015

Protecting orphans in Zimbabwe

Approximately 1.6 million children in Zimbabwe have lost one or both parents due to HIV and AIDS-related causes - including 890,000 in 2012 alone. In the country, kinship care is the traditional approach to caring for...

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July 2, 2015

Ghanaian Government commits to enhancing social protection

The Government of Ghana has committed to increasing the reach of its social protection to 60,000 more vulnerable families, at the launch of Family research in Accra this week. Children across Ghana...

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June 23, 2015

Ensuring the youth of Africa are heard

Chair of Family for Every Child, James Kofi Annan, has been addressing attendees at today’s IDAY event celebrating the Day of the African Youth and Child. His keynote speech explained how African yo...

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Latest Reports

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A spotlight on foster care

In recent years, there has been a rapid expansion in foster care programmes in low...

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Strategies for delivering safe and effective foster care

Strategies for delivering safe and effective foster care – A review of the evidence...

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The place of foster care

The place of foster care in the continuum of care choices – A review...

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Researching the linkages between social protection and children’s care in Ghana

Family separation and loss of parental care is an issue of considerable concern in...

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