Mark Waddington (Hope and Homes for Children)

Mark Waddington is Hope and Homes for Children’s Chief Executive.

Mark has over 20 years’ experience working in the humanitarian and international development sectors, of which 12 years have been as a Chief Executive.

He joined Hope and Homes for Children in 2012, and has worked with his team to develop a strategy that has positioned the organisation as the leading charity working on the global deinstitutionalisation of child care and protection.

Prior to joining Hope and Homes for Children Mark served as CEO at War Child for seven years.

As a volunteer, Mark is also Chair of the Board of MICAIA, a development charity that is delivering exciting new solutions to the longstanding injustice of poverty in Mozambique by using innovative social enterprise models.

About Hope and Homes for Children

Every child wants a safe, loving family to grow up in. But over 8million children, confined to orphanages and other forms of institutional care around the world are being denied this, with often catastrophic effects.

Orphanages do not protect children. They harm them. Children in orphanages are often subject to high levels of abuse and neglect. Without family to care for them, or friends to play alongside they live in a world without love. The impact of this can last a lifetime. Some don’t survive at all.

Hope and Homes for Children is a global expert in the field of deinstitutionalisation – supporting children into loving families and preventing family breakdown. With your support we are building a global movement that will eradicate orphanages in our lifetime.

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