Keeping Families Together in a Rural Border District of Thailand

Andy Lillicrap - Institutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond


Throughout Thailand, hundreds of private children’s homes have become established largely under the radar of the government (Sawatzky, 2018, A hidden crisis: The proliferation of private children’s homes in Thailand). This report will look at One Sky Foundation’s experience over six years to establish holistic child and family support services as a viable alternative to the long-established reliance on private children’s homes in the rural border district of Sangkhlaburi. The report will look at the challenges, successes and learnings in the journey to keep families together.