Wilton Park Conference: The Neglected Agenda: Protecting Children without Adequate Parental Care, United Kingdom

On 30 November – 3 December 2009, Better Care Network, partnered with BCN Steering Committee members Save the Children and UNICEF, to hold a high-level conference on children without adequate parental care at Wilton Park conference centre in the UK. The conference brought together leaders from Government, bi-lateral donors, international agencies, private foundations, and academia to explore challenges and opportunities in protecting these children. The Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, together with the UNCRC, provide a clear framework for action to support families to care for their children and to develop quality family-based alternatives to residential care. This conference sought to bring energy and drive into realizing the changes needed to better care for and protect vulnerable children. For more information on the conference, visit the links below: