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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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News and Highlights

To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 10th anniversary of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, this special issue of the BCN newsletter features brief reflections from several key actors on different topics and aspects of children's care, focusing on the last 10 years of progress in the care reform movement, as well as hopes and recommendations for the future. 

Finding The Way Home

HBO Films

The Finding the Way Home documentary highlights the painful realities of the eight million children living in orphanages and other institutions around the world, telling the stories of six children in Brazil, Bulgaria, Haiti, Nepal, India and Moldova who have found their way into the care of loving families after spending periods of their lives in an institution.

The Finding the Way Home documentary highlights the painful realities of the eight million children living in orphanages and other institutions around the world, telling the stories of six children in Brazil, Bulgaria, Haiti, Nepal, India and Moldova who have found their way into the care of loving families after spending periods of their lives in an institution.

The current Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatovic, has written a letter expressing concern about the placement of children with disabilities in institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to this article from the Sarajevo Times.