The Better Care Network is an interagency network facilitating global information exchange and collaboration on the issue of children without adequate family care.


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

Ukraine Response

 

Ukraine MapThis section includes resources, news and other key documents related to children's care in the context of the current humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. This section is updated daily.
 

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CRC Day of General Discussion 2021

 

The overall purpose of the UNCRC 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 highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. See the latest case study in the BCN transition hub which outlines the financial impact of the transition of Bridges Safehouse, an organization that provided support to a total of 834 children, youth and adults. It also includes new practitioner profiles to facilitate learning and networking amongst those involved in care reform. Lastly, read a summary report of the "Addressing the Need for Foster Care in the Context of the Ukraine Crisis" learning event that took place on 7 September 2022, and much more.

Thousands of children and families are at risk after two devastating earthquakes and dozens of aftershocks hit south-east Türkiye and Syria today. 

This Lumos working paper examines the relationship between education and institutional care and the fact that many children – especially those who are most vulnerable – can only access education in residential settings, settings which share similar harmful characteristics with institutional care settings.

This is a recording of a UNICEF webinar presenting the launch of a global database of children in residential care on December 14, 2022.

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