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The world's leading library of resources to facilitate global action for children without family care

CRC Day of General Discussion (DGD) 2021

On 16-17 September 2021, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) held a Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Children's Rights and Alternative Care. The overall purpose of the day of general discussion is to examine broadly the current situation regarding alternative care in its complexity, identify and discuss particular areas of concern with regard to the unnecessary separation of children from their families and appropriate ways to respond to family and child separation in cases where it is unavoidable.

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COVID-19 Resource Center

Resources on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to child protection and children's care. 

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The Global Collaborative Platform

Learn more about the Transforming Children’s Care Global Collaborative Platform, aimed at establishing more strategic sector-wide collaboration.

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Transition Hub

Visit the resource hub on transforming systems of care, including the transitioning of institutional care services.

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Browse the Practitioner Hub

Explore the Practitioner Hub, an online library containing practitioner-related resources organized around the components of the care system.

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This issue of the BCN newsletter introduced the new Country Care Snapshots on the BCN website and highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe.

Black children have access to just 1 cent for every dollar enjoyed by their white counterparts, new research shows, and Hispanic kids fare little better.

The purpose of this background document is to synthesize and present evidence shared in the submissions received by the Committee through the public consultation process of the 2021 Day of General Discussion on Children's Rights and Alternative Care.

This webinar, the fifth in the Transforming Children's Care Webinar Series focused on a new study ('Impact of COVID-19 on Privately Run Residential Care Institutions: Insights and Implications for Advocacy and Awareness Raising'). The study, comprising 21 semi-structured interviews across seven focus countries, explores the effect of COVID-19 on a small number of privately run and funded residential care institutions.