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The Numbers…

Many feet in the wrong place

The Problem

Number of Malaysian children in institutional care

No. of homes Type of institution No. of children
Malaysian government run institutions
12 Large scale homes 1,500
8 Small group homes 150
7 Home for disabled 630
19 Homes for children involved in conflict with the law 1,290
4 Homes for children in need of rehabilitation 200
Privately run institutions
90 Registered private institutions 4,500
117 Registered private institutions for the disabled 5,850
Total government & private registered institutions/homes 14,120
unknown Estimated private unregistered institutions/ homes 50,000
Total estimated children in Malaysian institutions 64,120
Source: Ending the institutionalisation of children in Malaysia 2014 Lumos