Lumos is an international children’s charity set up by J.K. Rowling to end the systematic, unnecessary and harmful practice of the institutionalisation of children. There are eight million children in institutions around the world, living in situations that expose them to the risk of harm, abuse and neglect.
With the involvement of skilled professionals, we raise awareness of the plight of children to those who can help and promote best practice. Our target audience includes international policy makers, central governments, local authorities, non-governmental organisations, local communities and the general public.
Our mission is to end the institutionalisation of children worldwide by 2050.