As a child, you need someone who stands by you and believes in you, no matter what. SOS Children’s Villages is here for those children who are growing up without the care and support they need. Our quality care puts their individual needs and best interests first and foremost and provides a nurturing and stable family environment. With strong and healthy relationships, each child and young person can grow up with the trust and sense of belonging that is essential for them to become their strongest selves.
We believe that, whenever possible, children should grow up with their biological families. Despite the best efforts of authorities and traditional safety nets, family breakdown is sometimes unavoidable.
At such times, children need suitable alternative care until their family's circumstances improve enough for them to return home. Children who no longer have a living parent require long-term quality alternative care to support them in developing into independent adults.
We promote and are guided by the UN guidelines to which we made key contributions in the development process. In line with the guidelines, we draw on our wealth of experience to provide and support a range of alternative care settings, because different children, different cultures, and different situations call for different care options.