Kinship Care: the Need for Recognition

Family for Every Child

1 in 10 children worldwide lives in the care of family members or friends who are not their birth parents. Yet in many countries, kinship care receives no official acknowledgement, leaving caregivers without vital support and potentially putting children at risk.

Join this online event to learn what kinship care looks like in different contexts and why recognising it is so important. Participants will hear from frontline practitioners in Egypt, Ethiopia and Paraguay about the different ways that kinship care is used to reintegrate children from institutional care and life on the street.


Abla El-Badry, Hope Village Society - Egypt

Tesfaye Ebabuye, Forum on Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE) - Ethiopia

Alejandra Rodriguez, Childhood Focus - Paraguay


Suzanne Clulow, Children in Distress Network (CINDI) - South Africa

Come along to learn about the experiences of these local civil society organisations in using kinship care to support the reintegration of children, as well as how to apply this learning to your own contexts. Presentations will be followed by Q&A and panel discussion and attendees will have the chance to connect and exchange directly with Family for Every Child members.

The event will be in English with Spanish and Arabic interpretation available.