managed by MARTIN OPONDO
CHILDREN WITHOUT PARENTAL CARE
Orphans and vulnerable children are deprived of their first line of protection – their parents. Reasons include having temporarily or permanently:
Lost their caregivers or guardians (orphans).
Lost contact with their caregivers. For example, street children, unaccompanied displaced or refugee children.
Been separated from their parents. For example, where parents are detained or children are abducted.
Been placed in alternative care by their caregivers. For example, children with disabilities or children from poor families who are placed in institutions.
Been kept in prolonged hospital care. For example, on grounds of health status, such as HIV status.
Been detained in educational, remand, correctional or penal facilities as a result of an administrative or judicial decision. For example, suspected or convicted offenders or child asylum seekers.
Although the reasons vary greatly, separation from parents and family is usually detrimental for the overall w