Better Care Network is committed to supporting children’s care reform through its Eastern and Southern Africa 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 a Regional Initiative to support building the evidence base, sharing knowledge and information, and increasing 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 Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
BCN has also developed an online regional Community of Practice for Eastern and Southern Africa called "Care to Practice." Care To Practice is an online comunity of practitioners who are working on family strengthening and children’s alternative care issues in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. Care to Practice seeks to improve the flow of information to, from and between practitioners, build the evidence base, and support improved practices. To join the Community of Practice contact Lucy Hillier: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also note that our new website has enhanced search functions for those seeking information around care reform in the region. Use the search function found at http://www.bettercarenetwork.org/search to select particular countries or regions and find relevant information and resources.