We are:

  • Child-focused: Children always come first in our work. We place the rights and needs of children and their safety, protection and well-being at the centre of everything we do.
  • Accountable: We take responsibility for our actions when carrying out our programmes, exercising great care in the use of our resources and seeking to deploy them to maximum effect, always considering the consequences and impact on children. 
  • Transformative: We support change to create a positive and sustainable difference to the lives of children, and transformation that brings lasting benefits.
  • Inclusive: We aim to ensure access to opportunities for everyone. We endeavour to operate in open and honest ways in both our internal and external relationships, developing and delivering flexible approaches that address the needs of all. We involve young people both in matters that affect them and in our advocacy activities.

Read more: https://www.wearelumos.org/who-we-are/


Policy, legislation and its implementation
Recognising that institutionalisation harms children – and that children with disabilities are overrepresented in institutions –we commit to work together toward eliminating the institutionalisation of children globally. Ensuring our organisations do not contribute towards the institutionalisation of children, directly or indirectly - and in line with international treaties and best practice, we share the UK Government’s pledge to enable all children to have the opportunity to realise their right to family care. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
Lumos commits to ending the institutionalisation of children by 2050.  

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018