What does Family for Every Child do?

Advocacy work carried out by Family for Every Child aims to increase the momentum for change by encouraging decision makers to implement child protection policies and services focusing on children being cared for in a safe family environment.

Family for Every Child is a global alliance of local civil society organisations working together to improve the lives of children without parental care or at risk of losing it. Today there are 27 member organisations from 26 countries united by the vision of a world where every child can grow up in a permanent, safe and caring family.

Family for Every Child’s extensive research provides the evidence the organisation needs to successfully advocate for children. The alliance believes in the value and importance of children’s voices, and concentrates on participatory research, particularly with the children and families that it works with. Recent reports released by Family for Every Child include Cash for Care: Making Social Protection Work for Children’s Care and Well-being and Why family matters to me.

“The establishment of Family for Every Child is a dream come true,” says James Kofi Annan, Chairman of the Board of Family for Every Child and Director of Challenging Heights, Ghana, “It’s exactly what we need to push the agenda of children without parental care.”  

“I see magic in the future of Family for Every Child because we are going to grow and create lasting change for children worldwide,” says Rakha Nathoo, President of Family for Every Child and Director of Children in Distress Network, South Africa.

Family for Every Child has been an Oak partner since 2015. Along with its partners Retrak and the International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking, (University of Bedfordshire), it implements the RISE Learning Network project to promote learning on recovery and reintegration from child sexual exploitation. To find out more about its work, visit its website.


@ Rachel McKee