In an effort to strengthen the evidence base around the best ways to improve care for children and to reinforce global capacity to utilize this evidence, the Better Care Network, the Child Protection in Crisis Learning Network and the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (CP MERG) are initiating the Children’s Care Research Initiative and are reaching out to other leading organizations in this field to participate in this inter-agency coalition. The CCRI is an interagency research initiative that seeks to build the evidence to inform policy and practice around children’s care.
The initiative grew out of an initial Symposium on the State of the Evidence on Children’s Care.
As part of the initiative, a special issue of the Journal of Global Social Welfare was published which represents an effort to present state-of-the-art learning about how to measure issues related to children's care in a way that informs more effective policies and programs.
As a part of this initiative, Better Care Network has commissioned Child Frontiers to carry out a review of published, on-going and planned research on children's care. To condut the review, BCN and Child Frontiers have issued a survey to gather evidence to support better care for children.