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.

all children count but not all are counted #leavenoonebehind

The new Sustainable Development Goals, which replaced the Millennium Development Goals, include strong targets to reduce violence against children, improve health, nutrition and access to education, and many other aspects in life that are important in a child’s development. World leaders agreed that the new development agenda would “leave no one behind”. Yet, as it stands, the new Goals will leave children living without parents and outside families, in institutions or orphanages, very far behind. In September 2015, we joined an advocacy movement to call on the United Nations and its member states to change this. To date, this joint open letter has been signed by over 175 organisations, NGOs, academics, and others from around the world, and the movement keeps growing.