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Lumos Factsheet: The Risks

Children belong in families,
not orphanages

Lumos Factsheet: The Risks

Factsheet that details the risks empirically associated with children who are institutionalised.

Residential institutions for children have many names around the world, including orphanages, children’s home and baby home. Certain institutions have the potential to cause potential health risks to brain development and increase the chances of neglect, abuse and exploitation and risk to long-term life chances. In this factsheet, Lumos details all possible risks and damage of institutionalisation and the solution to the problem. 

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