This blog post underlines the issues with orphanage volunteering and tourism, including its developmental and emotional impact on children and how it fuels the continuation of orphanages and diverts resources away from family preservation and reunification.
UNICEF India is seeking a consultation to support the Child Protection priority area of programming in the new CPD around strengthening family based care and alternative care especially non-institutional alternatives.
A new financing mechanism has been proposed in Uganda to provide financial support to Ugandan families living in poverty with children under age two, with the intention of supporting young children in families and keeping them out of institutional care.
Peter Jesserer Smith - National Catholic Register4 Aug 2017
Most children living in India's residential care institutions have a family; over the past six months, actors have come together to reform the child care system in Odisha state away from orphanages and toward family-based care.
Mariya Cheresheva (BIRN) - Balkan Insight3 Aug 2017
Unaccompanied refugee children in Bulgaria face extreme risks in the country's refugee facilities, including temporary detention, a practice recently legalized contrary to international human rights standards.