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Number of Malaysian children in institutional care

No. of homesType of institutionNo. of children
Malaysian government run institutions
12Large scale homes1,500
8Small group homes150
7Home for disabled630
19Homes for children involved in conflict with the law1,290
4Homes for children in need of rehabilitation200
Privately run institutions
90Registered private institutions4,500
117Registered private institutions for the disabled5,850
Total government & private registered institutions/homes14,120
unknownEstimated private unregistered institutions/ homes50,000
Total estimated children in Malaysian institutions64,120

Ending the institutionalisation of children in Malaysia 2014 Lumos