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Across the world eight million children are missing from our communities, hidden away in institutions that seriously harm their health and development.  Help us bring them home. Please join us


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We believe that governments should help vulnerable children access health education and other services whilst remaining in their own families and communities. We want to strengthen the ability of families to care for their own children, and build fostering, adoption and other family-based services for children for whom being with their own parents is not in their best interests. Please take action today and help us by writing to your Government or other political representatives using the letter templates provided.

Support our Pledge: Show your Commitment to Children and Families

Call on your MEPs to show their commitment to children and families. We want as many MEPs as possible to support our pledge, which commits them to work to end the use of institutions for children in Europe and across the world, and to ensure EU funding is always used for family and community-based care. Please help us make a difference not only for children in institutions in Europe, but for children in institutions worldwide.

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We would like to keep you up to date with the work Lumos is doing to reunite families, reform care systems and helping to consign the practice of institutionalising children to the history books.  With your help we have already achieved so much, but we want to do much, much more. Please join us

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