The Better Care Network is an interagency network facilitating global information exchange and collaboration on the issue of children without adequate family care.

The world's leading library of resources to facilitate global action for children without family care

Ukraine Response


Ukraine MapThis section includes resources, news and other key documents related to children's care in the context of the current humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. This section is updated daily.


CRC Day of General Discussion 2021


The overall purpose of the UNCRC Day of General Discussion is to examine broadly the current situation regarding alternative care in its complexity, identify and discuss particular areas of concern with regard to the unnecessary separation of children from their families and appropriate ways to respond to family and child separation in cases where it is unavoidable.


COVID-19 Resource Center

Resources on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to child protection and children's care. 


The Global Collaborative Platform

Learn more about the Transforming Children’s Care Global Collaborative Platform, aimed at establishing more strategic sector-wide collaboration.


Transition Hub

Visit the resource hub on transforming systems of care, including the transitioning of institutional care services.


Browse the Practitioner Hub

Explore the Practitioner Hub, an online library containing practitioner-related resources organized around the components of the care system.


This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It includes a new section with resources, news and other key documents related to children's care in the context of the humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. It includes a new set of parenting tips which specifically focus on the prevention of child trafficking and child sexual violence; a new Ofsted study examining whether children's homes in England are meeting the complex needs of children in their care; and two new case studies from Kenya and Guatemala focused on kinship care, among others.

The directors of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and Office of a Children’s Services (OCS) face a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges the state’s child welfare system has “long failed” those in foster care, in particular Alaska Native children. 

Putting Children and Young People at the Heart of Care Reform is an introductory manual aimed at practitioners. The manual provides a comprehensive overview of how to meaningfully engage children and young people in care reform. It covers the legal and theoretic framework, the basics in how to engage with children and young people, how to be inclusive and practical ways to engage children and young people in monitoring and evaluation. It also has an extensive chapter on how children and young people can and should be involved throughout care reform, from making decisions about their own care, right up to engaging in global policy decisions. It will challenge readers to increase participation in their own work and equip them with tools to do so in a safe and meaningful way.

This webinar presents the findings from the stage one analysis of the legal, policy and procedural frameworks of orphanage trafficking in Cambodia, Uganda, and Nepal. It also featured presentations on the situation of orphanage trafficking from in-country investigators and experts.