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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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Resources on social support programmes designed to maintain family unity
Examples of child care legislation, protection policies, tools, and statistics
Resources on promoting and developing family and community-based care  
Tools to adequately support and assess a child in care
Literature on threats to children and families and relevant responses
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News and Highlights

This month’s issue of the BCN newsletter, published in partnership with Child Identity Protection, focuses on the protection of identity rights for children in care, at risk of being placed in care, or otherwise separated from their families (or at risk thereof). 

Tubarerere mu Muryango programme (‘Let’s raise children in families’): Operational Guidance on Inclusive Children’s Reintegration

National Child Development Agency, Rwanda and UNICEF Rwanda

This operational guidance describes how the Government of Rwanda conducts case management for reintegration of children from residential institutions to family-based care, including children with disabilities.


This webinar, the fourth in a series from the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform, explored the importance of protecting the child’s right to identity in how it is created, how it may be modified and/or falsified in alternative care as well as the need to preserve information about the child’s identity, notably family relations.

This article from the Guardian highlights findings from the recent Lancet study on minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers.