Lumos is an international NGO, founded by J K Rowling, which works with children in the European Region.
One million children in the European Region live in large, residential institutions. We believe this is a form of abuse because research shows that, despite best intentions, institutions harm the health and development of children.
We aim to put an end to the systematic institutionalisation of children, within the next 20 years. To do this, we work on seven different levels - from the individual child to international decision makers - to transform education, health and social care systems for children and their families and help children move from institutions to family-based care.
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Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain.
Arthur Weasley Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 18, Page 329
Natalie McDonald, who appeared in Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire, was based on a real girl Rowling knew who was dying of leukemia. She wrote to JK Rowling asking what was going to happen in the next Harry Potter book as she would not live long enough to read it.