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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
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News and Highlights

This issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on children's care, and particularly care reforms, in Ghana.

It’s time for care: Prioritizing quality care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic - Challenges, opportunities and an agenda for action

Better Care Network and UNICEF

This new discussion paper produced by UNICEF and Better Care Network elaborates on the extraordinary challenges facing children and families across the globe, and the steps that can be taken to ensure their inclusion in COVID-19 recovery plans.

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This webinar is the second in a series for the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform. In the webinar, Philip Goldman from Maestral International presented new guidance on Public Expenditure and Children’s Care produced by Changing the Way We Care, which is designed to strengthen the capacity of government agencies in low resource settings to prepare a sound budgetary framework.

This article from the Guardian shares the stories of survivors of sexual and emotional abuse at a girls’ shelter on Bugala island, in the Ugandan sector of Lake Victoria.