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Knowledge Portal

Children belong in families,
not orphanages

Preventing Children Being Separated from their Families

The Knowledge Portal is a collection of resources from a variety of organisations that focuses on preventing children from being separated from their families. The portal has been created as part of The Atlantic Philanthropies-supported Knowledge Transfer Project, in collaboration with the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway and the UNESCO Chair programme at Pennsylvania State University.

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The Knowledge Portal


This Early Intervention and Prevention Knowledge Portal is a collaboration between LumosUNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway and the UNESCO Chair programme at Pennsylvania State University. It has been established as part of The Atlantic Philanthropies-supported Knowledge Transfer Project.

About The Atlantic Philanthropies


The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people, and the Knowledge Portal is dedicated to sharing resources related to early intervention and prevention in relation to institutionalisation, with a focus on materials produced by the above organisations, or with close links to The Atlantic Philanthropies’ work in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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read more about Fostering in Ireland - Virtual Study Visit. (Case study film) read more about A short guide to the assessment and preparation of children - Spanish. (Handout) read more about Together we Stared at the Moon - Spanish. (Case study film) read more about Together we Stared at the Moon. (Case study film) read more about A short guide to the assessment and preparation of children. (Handout) read more about Martina's Story. (Case study film) read more about Closing the Data Gap: summary report. (Advocacy or campaigning document) read more about Nobody is allowed to harm you. (Resource for children/ young people)