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Facilitating Global Exchange and Action
for Children without Adequate Family Care

The BCN website is a vital source of information for people working on issues related to children who lack adequate family care.

Library of Documents

Resources on social support programmes designed to maintain family unity
Examples of child care legislation, protection policies, tools, and statistics
Resources on promoting and developing family and community-based care  
Tools to adequately support and assess a child in care
Literature on threats to children and families and relevant responses
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News and Highlights

This month’s issue of the BCN newsletter, published in partnership with Eurochild, provides insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable children and families - including children in alternative care - and highlights recommendations for prioritizing children in COVID-19 recovery efforts across the globe, with a particular focus on Europe.

It’s time for care: Prioritizing quality care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic - Challenges, opportunities and an agenda for action

Better Care Network and UNICEF

This new discussion paper produced by UNICEF and Better Care Network elaborates on the extraordinary challenges facing children and families across the globe, and the steps that can be taken to ensure their inclusion in COVID-19 recovery plans.

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In this video on the Do’s and Don’ts of Care Leaver Engagement, Ruth Wacuka discusses what makes engagement meaningful for Care Leavers and what makes it tokenistic, and in the worst cases, exploitative.

This brief radio segment from ABC Radio News describes a promising program to reunite children and their parents that will be implemented in South Australia.