Child care reform in India, one sixth of world population, has regional and global significance
Over the last decade, Ian Anand Forber-Pratt has been at the forefront of campaigning in India for reform of child care systems to ensure children can live in families, not institutions. Ian works for Children’s Emergency Relief International (CERI), who partner with a number of organisations to support India on its journey to deinstitutionalisation – including the Centre of Excellence in Alternative Care of Children, one of 250 NGOs calling on the UN to count children living outside families under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Here, he welcomes an important recent Indian Supreme Court ruling.
I am passionate and unapologetic in my campaigning for reform of child protection care systems and the need for mindset change on a global scale in governmental and non-governmental sectors. The aim is to strengthen, celebrate and preserve families in safe and appropriate ways, always in the best interest of the child.