Institutionalisation and deinstitutionalisation of children: the Executive Summary from a Lancet Group Commission

Niall Boyce, Jane Godsland, Edmund Sonuga-Barke - The Lancet

This Executive Summary provides an overview of the Lancet Group Commission, which advocates global reform of the care of separated children through the progressive replacement of institutional provision with safe and nurturing family-based care. It provides essential information on both the global scale of institutionalisation and its physical, social, and mental health consequences. It presents a pragmatic roadmap for carefully managed change.