Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.
On this PM Radio segment, the family of an indigenous teen placed in residential care who recently took her own life calls on Australia's Northern Territory Government to include the prioritization of kinship care placements in its upcoming recommendations for the youth justice and child protection systems.
A study conducted in two residential care facilities in Jamaica found that one in every three youth in care tested positive for at least one sexually transmitted infection (STI), but laws restrict reproductive health education and enabling access to contraception for young people.
Most children living in orphanages have families, and orphanages are known to produce poor outcomes for children. Catholic Relief Services, Lumos, and Maestral International have joined together to reform care systems to prevent institutionalization, reintegrate children with their families, and strengthen family-based alternative care.
Myanmar's Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, with the support of UNICEF, has launched a set of guidelines and minimum standards for the care of children living in all residential care facilities in the country.