Who we are What we do Quality Alternative Care The problem: Not all children can be cared for by their parents Some children leave their homes because of abuse, exploitation or parental death, while others hope to find a better life in the city to study or work. Unfortunately many of these children end up in conditions worse than those they left behind. Some wind up in large-scale institutional care, which can be neglectful, abusive and damaging. Others live in forms of alternative care that are often short-term and poorly regulated. Our Goal: Ensuring a range of high-quality, appropriate alternative care choices for children Children deserve the best care and stability possible to be happy and feel cared for. If their families can’t care for them, the alternative options have to be of high quality. Children’s own needs and preferences have to be taken into consideration. As large-scale institutional care doesn’t offer children quality care, we must work to end it. Alternative care should be temporary where possible and must be properly regulated with the care and protection of children as the highest priority.