Pledge over child family care

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A SHEFFIELD MP has pledged to support a bid to make sure all children in the world have the chance to grow up in a family.

Meg Munn, who represents Heeley, has backed efforts to end the institutional care, in places such as orphanages, of children around the world.

The former social worker made the pledge at an event hosted by international charity Hope and Homes for Children in the Houses of Parliament.
Ms Munn said: “I support efforts to eradicate institutional care of children around the world.

“As a former social worker, I know that a loving family is more likely to provide the support that all children need.

“This is especially the case for children who have experienced trauma or family breakdown.

“Institutional care is damaging for children and the issue needs addressing globally, as it was here in the UK.”

Hope and Homes for Children aims to reform childcare systems by replacing institutions - which house an estimated eight million children globally – with family based care, such as adopting and fostering.

It also helps to establish services which support families and prevent children from going into care.