SOS Children’s Villages has written and collaborated on several reports and policy papers on the care of unsupported children. In 2009, we shared our expertise on the issue with the United Nations and played a significant role in the development of the UN guidelines for the alternative care of children. You can view our reports below.
1 in 10 children worldwide are growing up without the loving care they need. In this paper, SOS Children's Villages explores the reasons why children grow up alone, how it affects their development and what can be done to ensure that these children have their rights met.
This United Nations-accepted framework for the alternative care of children was developed with input from SOS Children's Villages and other child-focused NGOs.
This report describes new understandings about the effects of sibling relationships on children in alternative care. Findings are based on documentation and outcomes from SOS programmes and families in five European countries.
This publication gives an overview of the factors that place children in situations of extreme vulnerability and put them at risk of having to live without appropriate parental care.