Why we are committed to care
Creating the Care Effect
Without a caring and protective parent, a child is more vulnerable to abuse, discrimination, exploitation and poverty. Research has even demonstrated that the lack of love, care and support of a caregiver also impairs the development of a child’s brain.
An essential part of preventing these damaging impacts has to be ensuring that children in vulnerable situations receive good quality parental care.
An investment in care for children at risk of growing up alone makes the world a better place – for them, for society and for the generations to come.
More about the Care Effect
On Universal Children's Day, 20 November 2017, we launched the No Child Alone campaign to draw attention to research showing that one in ten children worldwide is essentially growing up alone. Many supporters, including SOS Children's Villages International Ambassador Vincent Kompany, joined us in spreading our message. Together we reached millions of people in over 75 countries around the world.