Thanks to support from the UBS Optimus Foundation, Lumos has launched a Global Call for Evidence to gather insights into the tensions and opportunities present at the nexus between children’s rights to education and family in research, policy, practice and advocacy. The purpose of gathering evidence through this call is to better understand the relationship between institutional care and education in diverse contexts around the world, focussing on three main areas:
1) Lack of available or accessible education as a driver of institutionalisation
2) Institutional care as a barrier to education
3) Educational policy and practice which promotes care reform, including deinstitutionalisation
Children’s institutions and care: the global evidence gap
Despite widespread recognition of children’s right to education and their right to family, there is a critical evidence gap regarding the global links between the two rights and the empirical relationship between institutional care and education. This evidence gap prevents relevant sectors from fully addressing the tensions and opportunities between the rights to education and family within their research, policy, practice and advocacy. By drawing on the collective expertise and experience of practitioners, policymakers, researchers, advocates and others, we hope to draw together understanding of the relationship between institutional care and education, in order to better support the work of relevant sectors going forward
How will your submission be used?
Lumos is grateful for all submissions and will analyse them to increase our understanding of the relation between institutional care and education. This information will be published and disseminated to provide evidence for strategies, interventions, and policies for improving the realisation of the right to education and family life around the world. Your submissions will contribute to filling some major gaps in the global evidence base and help strengthen the child protection sector to improve the lives of children. You can opt to make your submission anonymously or be credited.
How can you make a submission?
The deadline for submissions is Sunday 24th October 2021. The online submission form takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. It is available in English, French and Spanish. We want to thank you for taking the time to complete your submission.
We would be grateful if you could also share this call within your wider networks.