Families. Not Institutions

Hope and Homes for Children

This publication provides critical lessons learned, practical evidence and recommendations to support global, regional and national decision makers to build political will, strategies, policies, and target funding to transform care systems. 

It is comprised of two modules:

Module I – Unlocking progress through care reform

Module I (Unlocking progress through care reform) is divided into three parts:

  • Part I: The harm of institutionalisation Outlines the damage caused by institutionalisation, why children end up in institutions and the global policy and human rights framework.
  • Part II: The case for care reform Makes the investment case for why care reform is needed, and the role of different sectors in the process. It highlights how tackling the drivers of institutionalisation is key to unlocking broader change in the system, and how that in turn will strengthen progress in key areas such as health, education, poverty reduction, gender equality, and the rights of persons with disabilities, among others.
  • Part III: Introducing the roadmap for care reform Briefly introduces the roadmap, highlighting the key stages and concepts involved in the care reform process.

Module II - A roadmap for care reform for children

Module II (A roadmap for care reform for children) provides a practical roadmap to guide those planning to implement, fund or otherwise support a process of care reform. It includes an overview of the key steps and processes needed to embark on transforming care systems for children. This module is written for government officials, donors, civil society and any other stakeholder that seeks to better understand the care reform process.

Families. Not Institutions