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.


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.


COVID-19 Resource Center

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


The Global Collaborative Platform

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


Transition Hub

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


Browse the Practitioner Hub

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


This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It includes an update from the Ukraine Children’s Care Group who met twice during this period as well as an updated report on the most current estimates of COVID-19 associated orphanhood and caregiver loss during the first 26 months of the pandemic. There are also several new transition case stories that were added to BCN's transition hub and more.

International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates suggest that 50 million people - or one out of every 150 people alive - are trapped in forced labour or forced marriages. That is up nearly 10 million on its numbers from five years ago.

This document answers the most frequently asked questions surrounding family strengthening and alternative care in India while also addressing misconceptions around it. It aims to help practitioners, child protection workers and researchers to build their understanding of family strengthening and alternative care in India. This document has been developed in accordance with the Mission Vatsalya Guidelines.