At House of Mercy Children’s Home, Lagos, Nigeria (HOM), we also strive to improve public awareness of children’s issues. Creating a safer world for children is a collective responsibility and it requires ensuring that the rights of children are upheld and speaking out when they are violated.

Please browse through our collection of articles about some of the issues facing children in today’s world.

Child protection is a Collective Responsibility

Whilst parents or guardians are primarily responsible for the health, safety and well-being of children in their care, all citizens have a collective responsibility to protect children from abuse and neglect and promote their welfare.

Reporting one’s concerns about a child’s safety or well-being is an important step in preventing or stopping the abuse and protecting children from further harm.

If you have a reason to suspect a child is experiencing harm or is in danger of abuse, neglect, incest, child sexual assault, child battering, child labour or child trafficking, contact the Child Protection Helplines of the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development on 0808 575 3932 / 0810 267 8442 / 0709 873 3732 or send an email to or Please note that House of Mercy Children’s Home Lagos, Nigeria (HOM) does not accept responsibility for the accuracy of any information accessed outside our website or any information which is obtained from any such third party.

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing” ~Albert Einstein