What we do

WE HELP TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONS

We know that orphanages and institutions don’t work, but many countries around the world still use them to meet the needs of vulnerable children. Often, large institutions are administered by few professionals who focus on the physical needs of a child rather than their emotional wellbeing. But studies show that the outcomes of children raised in institutional care are comparatively poorer than those raised in a supportive family environment.

As a global charity group with more than 30 years of experience of providing children’s care services through Key Assets and Foster Talk, collectively we’re uniquely placed to support children who have been institutionalised, and who have been displaced through family breakdown or forced migration.

With our evidence-based toolkits and practice-based approach we’re at the forefront of a growing global movement to eliminate institutional care of children.

Our established and experienced teams help community-based projects build capacity where funding, guidance, training and resources are needed to promote and embed family and community-based care.
We work with partners that share our vision around the world.

CURRENT MJF INITIATIVES

UK (FosterTalk)

FosterTalk is a membership organisation that provides advice, support and guidance on all…

Canada (Key Assets)

Key Assets Canada is a Children’s Services provider with a commitment to improving outcomes …

Australia (Key Assets)

Key Assets was founded in Australia in 2007 and has grown to provide foster care and …

Japan (Key Assets)

Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider was established in 2007. A social enterprise …

New Zealand (Key Assets)

Key Assets New Zealand is a not-for-profit NGO providing specialised foster care services …

Jordan (Hope Centre)

The HOPE centre is a rehabilitation centre for displaced and vulnerable children based …

India (CEAC)

India has 16 million orphaned children and no foster care provision so Martin James Foundation …

South East Asia

Asia Care Network is a platform that promotes best practise in understanding and promotion …

At Martin James Foundation

We believe that the outcomes of children raised in institutional care are comparatively poorer than…

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