Education needs safety: Sofiya's dream of a biology career in Ukraine
At 17, Sofiya is the oldest of five children. She lives with her parents and younger siblings in Ukraine, in the same home they lived ...
We’ll use our knowledge and experience to support those responsible for reforming care systems in their own countries. This will include learning exchanges where they can share experiences and challenges, and providing technical support, evidence and guidance to help design and run better care systems. Importantly, we’ll make sure that people with lived experience of institutionalisation are included throughout the process.
We know that ending institutionalisation benefits children and society – and we’ll use this evidence to motivate and press governments around the world to reform the way they care for children. This will involve leading targeted research and advocacy campaigns to identify and tackle the drivers of institutionalisation, promoting more accountability by tracking and highlighting progress, and influencing international funding, programmes and policy
Building on our heritage of successful programmes showing how care systems can be reformed, we’ll use what we’ve learnt in the past to support partners with their own reform efforts. Over the next two years, as we complete our current country demonstration work in Eastern Europe, we’ll identify programmes in new regions – building expertise and evidence of what good care reform looks like in challenging contexts, particularly for those children that typically get left behind.
Building on our heritage and direct experience of systems reform, our new strategy focuses on sharing learning with others to reach more children and amplify the impacts of our work on children’s lives. The strategy is available to download as a 12, 4 and single page document.