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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.

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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 issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on children with disabilities and includes the recordings of several recent virtual events focused on the care of children with disabilities and preventing their institutionalization.

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, Grace Mwangi takes a critical look at the social work approach to the prevention of child abandonment, and the impact different approaches can have on outcomes for women and their children.

"The Irish government is to apologise after an investigation found an 'appalling level of infant mortality' in the country's mother-and-baby homes," according to this article from BBC News.