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"Everything changed for the better when I returned home. Here I feel looked after, loved and needed"
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children are in institutions worldwide
more than 90% are not orphans
Help us change lives
Most children in orphanages are not orphans but are there because of poverty or disability
Helping create a new culture of child care
Children need more than just food and shelter
Lumos Annual Review 2013
Lumos in Serbia
"In four years, Lumos supported nearly 12,000 children to move from harmful institutions into safe, caring family environments"
- Lumos Annual Review 2013
Turning Words into Action
Children know what is best for them
Supporting Vulnerable Families
Taking ownership for de-institutionalisation - a training programme for managers of the future
Turning Words into Action
Changing Attitudes through child participation
Taking responsibility for institutionalising children
Borrowing orphans to hide corruption
Supporting deinstitutionalisation: focus on autism
Working with Government
Supporting deinstitutionalisation: Focus on families
As economic crisis bites, children pay the price
Source: Lumos Research 2012
The Challenge of Change in Montenegro
Drivers of Institutionalisation
Ukrainian study visit to London
Lumos presents at Kiev press conference
Partnership with Rinat Akhmetov Foundation for Development of Ukraine
National commitment on deinstitutionalisation
Message from J.K. Rowling about her new eBook, proceeds to Lumos
Institutions are not the answer in the cases of child abuse and neglect
Willful neglect or poverty and discrimination?
The healing power of a good family
Developing an Assessment Framework for Children with Disabilities
Insufficient time is granted to cases of vulnerable children and courts often feel like unfriendly places for children.
Challenges in Changing Financing Structures
Challenges in Changing Legal Structures
Challenges in Developing Social Services
Challenges in Changing Education Systems
Challenges in Changing Health Systems
Systems That Need to Change
Moving from a system of institutions to one based on community services is challenging. It requires a major shift in vision, attitudes and resources.
Barriers to Changing Systems of Care
Lumos' pioneering training programmes
All future teachers will understand special educational needs. Inclusive education will become the norm, rather than the exception.
Lumos' CEO, Georgette Mulheir's Ted Talk: The tragedy of orphanages
Source: ERRC et al (2011) Life Sentence: Romani Children in Institutional Care
The new law aims to reduce institutionalisation by offering more support to families and strengthening foster care.
Supporting Deinstitutionalisation in Moldova
Source: Lumos Research 2011
In many countries healthcare is not free, so parents avoid going to the doctor until the child is seriously ill.
Saving Lives: Improving support for children with eating and drinking difficulties
Developing Foster Care
Setting Standards in Social Services
A Chat with Shaun
Better Health, Better Lives
European Expert Group on Deinstitutionalisation
Families told of how they were forced to place their children in institutions because of poverty and a lack of support services in their communities.
Our Work in the Czech Republic
Supporting Change in the Czech Republic
Reducing Infant Mortality - Lessons from the UK
Why Study Visits are Inspirational
Providing specialist support
Why International Advocacy?
'I was told by the doctor to leave my child..'
Intervening in Emergencies to Improve the Health, Development & Protection of Children
Supporting Local Areas in Bulgaria
Supporting the Bulgarian Government in the Deinstitutionalisation Process
Lumos in Bulgaria
Poverty Drives Families Apart
"I would never have given him up"
Seeing is Believing - Lumos Study Visits
"What could be more beautiful than a family?"
Making change happen
Ten Principles of Deinstitutionalisation
We only saw each other on Saturdays and Sundays but this is not enough for any child. Everything changed after we took our child from the institution.
"Everything changed for the better when I returned home. Here I feel looked after, loved and needed."
- Dan,reunited with his family by Lumos
Reducing Infant Mortality In Moldova
Providing a lifeline
Ten Elements of Deinstitutionalisation
Seven Levels of Engagement
Exposing the Link Between Trafficking and Institutions
A Visit Back In Time
8 million children are in institutions
They won't be invisible any more - Inclusive Education