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.
Rep. Gloria Macapagal has filed a bill entitled "Act Codifying the Alternative Child Care Laws of the Philippines" to address the worsening problem of neglected and “overage children,” who are often labeled unfit for adoption.
Four new group homes with smaller staff to child ratios are being set up in Singapore for children with greater needs and especially challenging behaviors. Staff will be trained using new 'Training Framework for Residential Care,' in which Malaysian government has invested $7 million over four years.
Improvements to Ireland's Child and Family Agency Tusla’s foster care system - including proper checks, increased social workers and staff, and out-of-hours telephone and emergency support - will be implemented later this year.
When three missing children living in an Bengaluru orphanage were brought to register for Aadhaar cards (India's resident identification card), it was discovered they already had cards issued in their names. Authorities were able to track their parents using the card, and the children were reunited with their families.
Sean Callahan, Georgette Mulheir, and Philip Goldman - The CRUX12 Jul 2017
Directors of Catholic Relief Services, Maestral International, and Lumos discuss the negative implications of institutionalizing children and how their proposed project "Changing the Way We Care" will make an impact for the millions of children living outside family care worldwide.