Key Initiatives

BCN promotes care issues by engaging with a wide range of influential actors at the national, regional and international level.  This includes convening conferences and workshops to share learning on issues such as strengthening national care systems, improving family-based care and collecting evidence on children’s care situations.  BCN also collaborates with other international and national organizations to advocate for the inclusion of children’s care and protection within international policy frameworks such as United Nations’ resolutions on children’s rights, and the Post-2015 Development Framework.

A global, cross-sectoral coalition working to prevent family separation and the unnecessary institutionalisation of children.
An overview of the ReThink Orphanages member strucutre
A regional inter-agency initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa aimed at improving the knowledge and capacities of regional and national…
Background to the coalition and why it was started
BCN has co-facilitated, and collaborated on, inter-agency initiatives to enhance the implemention of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of…
An insight-driven behaviour change campaign to end orphanage volunteering
BCN is committed to ensuring better collection and measurement of data on children's care.
Information about the convening of a task force of travel sector actors
Outputs and position statements from the initiative
The New York Working Group on Children without Parental Care and the Special Representative for the Secretary General (SRSG) on Violence Against…
Academic and other resources related to orphanage volunteering
Videos and documentaries relating to orphanage volunteering
In 2006, members of the Better Care Network formed the FBO outreach committee in order to promote better practice within the faith-based orphan care…
BCN and its partners are working to advocate for better collection and analysis of data on children’s living arrangements in order to allow countri
BCN and partners have convened, facilitated, or participated in several international and regional conferences reelated to the care and protection
BCN and its partners are engaged in several adocacy initiatives aimed at the United Nations.