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Policy & Advocacy

Children belong in families,
not orphanages

Changing hearts and minds to ensure children can live in families

To create meaningful change, we partner with advocates and allies at every level: from international decision-makers to children and their families.

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Raising Global Awareness


Lumos strives to increase awareness about the harmful effect of institutions on children's lives. Even those that are guided by the best intentions can never replace the benefits of a loving and nurturing family environment.

By helping to achieve deeper public and political understanding of the value of providing good care and making the right investments, we can end the institutionalisation of children worldwide by 2050.

Lumos and the European Union

Since 2010, the Brussels-based Advocacy and Campaigns team has worked to raise awareness among EU stakeholders of how the practice of institutionalisation harms children's development and well-being.

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Policy Papers