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Welcome to the Better Care Network!

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
This section includes resources on the protection of vulnerable children in an...
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News and Highlights

This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights some of the latest research and other resources regarding Indigenous children in care.

This article from STV describes the history of the Independent Scottish Care Review, including the advocacy of looked-after young people featured in a STV documentary whose efforts led, in part, to the call for the Independent Review.

This article from the Guardian shines a light on the "nearly one million 'left-behind' Venezuelan children whose parents have been forced to migrate, leaving their offspring in the care of grandparents, aunts, siblings, neighbours or sometimes even completely alone."