February 27th, 2018

AVI Publishes Position on Residential Care for Children

In response to the growing body of evidence highlighting harm to children living in residential or institutional care overseas,  AVI’s Position on Residential Care for Children brings together a significant body of work, noting engagement with ‘Re-Think Orphanages’, the Australian Council for International Development's (ACFID) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  

As an organisation, AVI is committed to implementing a "child's right's based approach," which acknowledges the family as, when possible, the optimal vehicle to give care. The paper outlines AVI's position to proactively supporting organisations that are re-thinking traditional models of children’s care and supporting transitions towards family/community-based alternatives. AVI will be unable to support or engage with any entity that continues to involve or is involved with traditional models of residential care institutions for children as a part of our practice. 

For more information on AVI's position, see the paper in full here.  

AVI Position on Children's Residential Care