Nobody’s Darlings: A case for family-based care for institutionalised children

Marini De Livera wrote an opinion piece for Lankan Isle highlighting the need for alternatives to orphanages. The article presents current developments and obstacles in implementing the National Policy for Alternative Care. Using the starkly contrasting stories of two girls – one who was placed in institutional care and another who was provided with tailored support at a safe shelter – De Livera illustrates what can be achieved once alternative care option become widely available.