Children First : A Global Perspective on Volunteering In Orphanages and Transforming Care.

This report was produced by Comhlámh and the Volunteering and Orphanages Working Group (OWG )

The OWG was set up in 2016 by Comhlámh and a number of Volunteer Sending Agencies party to Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice who were concerned at the adverse effects of institutional care on children and the particularly harmful impact of international volunteering in orphanages. Since then, the OWG has worked to raise awareness of the detrimental effects of international volunteering in orphanages and to promote and support the transition to family and community-based care.

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