Better Care Network is committed to supporting children’s care reform through its Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Initiative on Children without Appropriate Family Care. Since 2013, BCN has been collaborating with a number of regional and national organisations and bodies to support family strengthening and improved alternative care. BCN is currently working through its Regional Initiative to support building the evidence base, share knowledge and information, and increase national and regional capacity. The Regional Initiative prioritises supporting the development and implementation of care reform practices which emphasise the strengthening of families and the improvement of alternative care services. This phase of the Regional Initiative is also focusing on supporting Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.
BCN has also developed an online regional Community of Practice for Eastern and Southern Africa called "Care to Practice" (C2P). C2P is an online comunity of practitioners who are working on family strengthening and children’s alternative care issues in the ESA region. C2P seeks to improve the flow of information to, from and between practitioners, build the evidence base, and support improved practices. To join the C2P contact Lucy Hillier: firstname.lastname@example.org.