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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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This special issue of the BCN newsletter was published to coincide with the launch of a series of papers by The Lancet Group Commission on Institutionalisation and Deinstitutionalisation, providing an evidence-based policy-focused review addressing the issue of institutional care across the globe.

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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In this webinar hosted by Better Care Network and the Consortium for Street Children, speakers from three NGOs presented on and discussed the care implications of COVID-19 and responses to the pandemic on street-affected children.

"A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has until mid-July to release migrant children in family detention centers, citing COVID-19 concerns at these facilities," says this article from Texas Public Radio.