European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)20 Jul 2017
This report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides data on migration throughout the EU from 1-30 June 2017. The report includes data on the child protection situation for migrant children, particularly the identification, emergency placement and accommodation of unaccompanied children.
Ontario announced a blueprint for reform of foster care and group homes in the province following a 2016 report, promising increased inspections of group homes and more opportunities for the participation of young people in care.
The Australian Capital Territory has the highest rate of indigenous children in care in Australia, and the Aboriginal community is calling for more cultural understanding from the child protection system.
Families of recently reintegrated children in Cambodia express mixed feelings upon their return, reporting concerns about children receiving adequate education and support services after leaving residential care facilities.
Claudia Arisi & Zach Christensen - SOS Children's Villages & Development Initiatives18 Jul 2017
This briefing paper underlines the issue of the lack of accurate and reliable data on children outside family care and provides insight on how to move forward in closing the data gap to ensure all children are counted.
This presentation, delivered by Better Care Network Director Florence Martin at the 18-19 July #ChildrenCount17 conference, demonstrates the need for comprehensive national data systems, as well as what kind of data should be collected, barriers to thorough data collection, and examples of strong national-level efforts to collect comprehensive data on children living outside of family care.