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 25 member organisations from 24 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

August 29, 2016

Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration

 Family For Every Child is proud to announce the launch of the Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration; a global, interagency resource designed to assist in the planning and implementation of effective programmes to re...

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July 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE – Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children’s Care and Well-being

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 19 July 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya: Effective high-quality governmental cash transfer programmes can improve children’s well- being, protection and care by their families. This is...

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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 partnershi...

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Latest Reports


Schools that care: A review of linkages between children’s education and care

This report argues that children’s rights to education and care are inextricably linked, with...

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Why Family Matters to Me

This report explores what the family means to children and adults in eight countries...

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Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration

Guidelines on Children’s Reintegration Leading aid and development agencies have come together for the...

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Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children’s Care and Well-being

Effective high-quality governmental cash transfer programmes can improve children’s well-being, protection and care by...

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Welcome to
Family for Every Child!

When a child grows up without a family they often face greater risk of malnutrition, abuse and exploitation. A lack of access to education and being denied the chance to play in childhood may mean they fall short of their future potential.

In 2014, EveryChild worked with many of its former local partners and other grassroots organisations to create Family for Every Child; a global alliance of 27 local organisations working together to help vulnerable children and families.

EveryChild and Family for Every Child became one organisation on 1 October 2016. This reduced running costs so we could spend more of our supporters’ donations where it matters the most – on helping vulnerable children and families.

Working under the name Family for Every Child, we are now moving towards our shared vision – a world where every child can grow up in a safe and caring family.

Thank you.

What we do