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Annual report and Accounts 2017

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Annual report and Accounts 2017

The Annual Report 2017 gives a summary of Lumos’ achievements and a financial overview of 2017. The report includes a foreword from Lumos CEO, Georgette Mulheir and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Neil Blair:

“There is still much to be done to convince the world that institutions severely harm the health and development of children. But with your support, it is possible to end the institutionalisation of children by 2050. Thank you for making our work possible and making a life-changing difference to so many children, families and communities.”

Key achievements from 2017


  • Helped relocate 599 children from institutions to loving families, family-like settings or independent living.
  • Prevented 3,272 children from entering harmful institutions.
  • Provided 493 life-saving medical and social interventions to children and families at risk of illness, malnutrition or abuse.
  • Trained 3,902 practitioners and policy makers in the skills needed to move from an institutional model of care to supporting families.

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