Children’s rights are laid out in international, national and regional frameworks that establish the fundamental rights of each child. SOS Children’s Villages works with states and partners
to help make sure children who have lost parental care or who risk losing it are protected, cared for and supported, ensuring their rights are recognised and respected.
As a leading organisation in the development of the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children
, we are global leaders in safeguarding children without, or at risk of losing, parental care. We also partner with other recognised organisations to promote and protect children’s rights. This includes supporting efforts to strengthen families so children through our family strengthening programme
can stay with their family or origin.
We believe all children have basic human rights as established in the Convention on the Rights of the Child
– a set of international laws adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. This document and the Declaration of the Rights of the Child spell out basic human rights for all children – and are the foundations of all our work.