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Across the world eight million children are living in orphanages and institutions and, as a result, they are outside the care of a loving family.  Indeed, most of these children have families that could look after them with the right support.  Help us bring them home.

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Don't leave families behind #leavenoonebehind

Raise your voice. Join Lumos and founder and president J.K. Rowling in a call to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals include families – and children living without them. We believe that it is absolutely within our reach to significantly reduce the number of children outside family care, including a reduction by half of the number of children living in institutions by 2030.  

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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.

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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. 

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