BCN has developed “Country Care Snapshots” on individual country pages of our website. These snapshots feature an interactive, icon-based data dashboard providing a high-level overview of the status of children’s care and care reform efforts country by country. The snapshots highlight national-level information around a range of domains, including: demographic data, children’s living arrangements, children living without biological parents, children at risk of separation, formal alternative care settings, care reform indicators, key actors, key sources of information, drivers of child institutionalisation, and other relevant reforms.
Snapshots are now available for the following countries, which you can access at the links below:
The aims of these snapshots are to: showcase available data and progress in a given country, make existing information publicly and centrally available and accessible to a wide range of audiences, provide a means for organizations and individuals to learn about national-level reforms taking place, contribute towards the global data and evidence agenda within the care sector, and surface gaps in data to stimulate debate around the quality of existing data and to identify areas where further research or investment in data is required.
With that, BCN invites you to view these snapshots, interact with and compare the data presented, share the information with relevant stakeholders, let us know about any gaps or discrepancies in data, and begin the debate!
If you would like to provide feedback or contribute data for any country, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizations working at the country level, ideally in partnership with the government/key ministry with responsibility for children’s care, are encouraged to share their data to be featured in a country care snapshot. Ideally, this data would be collected collaboratively, and where possible, through existing collaborative mechanisms - surfacing, deliberating and developing consensus on the data available.