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

May 15, 2015

What does family mean to you?

We, Family for Every Child, believe that family matters. That a safe and caring family is what gives a child the most stable start in life and equips a child with the right tools to live a fulfilling life. But the reali...

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May 7, 2015

Reintegrating children into their families

20 organisations meet in New York to agree on global guidelines On Thursday and Friday 7 and 8 May, more than twenty organisations - UN agencies, international and national organisations, donors, n...

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May 7, 2015

Hope on the border: young children no longer abandoned

As recently as September 2014, up to 200 pre-school children were being left daily in the Rubavu District of Rwanda when their carers crossed the border to work in the DRC. Local teenage children were...

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Latest Reports


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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