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 24 member organisations from 23 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. Click on the map below to find out more about the work that we do.

Latest News

December 14, 2015

Helping survivors of child sexual exploitation

Family for Every Child launches the RISE Learning Network, a unique global hub of organisations, involved in innovative and advanced work with children affected by sexual exploitation - in partnership with Retrak and th...

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October 19, 2015

All children count, but not all are counted: calling for UN action

Success of the Sustainable Development Goals can only be judged when all vulnerable children are counted: On World Statistics Day, Family for Every Child is calling for the world’s most vulnerable c...

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September 28, 2015

Growing up with grandparents, aunts, uncles

Grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings and other relatives play an important part in caring for vulnerable children across the world. According to the Guidelines for the Alternative Care o...

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Latest Reports


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

This research investigates the impact of the Child Support and Foster Child grants in...

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Research on factors surrounding the family reintegration of street girls in Kinshasa, DRC

The search for long-term and durable solutions in the light of ‘multiple stigmatisations’ DRC has...

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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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