Kinnected: Keeping Children in Families

ACCI Relief

Kinnected is a program run in 10 countries by the organization ACCI Relief aimed at preserving and strengthening families and assisting children currently in residential care to achieve their right to be raised in a family.

This document provides an overview of the issues related to residential care, and the detrimental impacts of institutionalization on children. The document presents steps to deinstitutionalization and best practices for child protection, family preservation, and family reunification.

The document highlights the need for ethical volunteering which does not contribute to the institutionalization of children. Finally, the report describes Kinnected’s programs and initiatives underway in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and Lesotho, including some individual case studies.