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This month's edition of the BCN newsletter focuses on child neglect and features a Special journal issue of Child Indicators Research, along with other publications addressing the topic in a variety of settings around the globe. It also includes a section of tools, guidance, information, and other resources regarding children's care and protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Technical Note on the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Children and Alternative Care

Better Care Network, The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, and UNICEF and Inter-agency Task Force

The aim of this Technical Note is to support child protection practitioners and government officials in their immediate response to the child protection concerns faced by children who are at risk of separation or in alternative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The aim of this webinar was to elaborate on the Technical Note in support of child protection practitioners and government officials in their immediate response to the child protection concerns faced by children who are at risk of separation or in alternative care during COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Megan Davis, author of the recent Family is Culture review, has criticized the government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) for its decision to "reduce funding to the peak body for Aboriginal children in out-of-home care," says this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.