Better Care Network highlights recent news pieces related to the issue of children's care around the world. These pieces include newspaper articles, interviews, audio or video clips, campaign launches, and more.
A new Tusla-commissioned report reveals that "almost one-quarter of youths in care, or known to child protection services, who died over the last decade died as a result of suicide," according to this article from the Irish Times.
A recent inquiry has revealed that the former director of a high-profile Cambodian orphanage founded by a U.S. heiress, the Sovann Komar home, physically and sexually abused the children in his care and committed financial fraud, according to this article from the South China Morning Post.
ICE Is Making Sure Migrant Kids Don’t Have COVID-19 — Then Expelling Them to “Prevent the Spread” of COVID-19
"Since March, the Trump administration has pushed thousands of migrant children back to their home countries without legal screenings or protection, citing the risk that they could be carrying COVID-19 into the United States," says this article from ProPublica.
"Thousands more children are likely to be placed in out-of-home care due to the coronavirus pandemic, but advocates for minors say it is a human tragedy that could be avoided," says this article from The Age.
"The number of children in care in England and Wales who have restrictions placed on their freedom has tripled in the last two years," says this article from BBC News.
This podcast shares the story of Vişinel Balan, a young man who was placed in a state infant centre in Bacău, Romania in 1987, when he was two months old.
Her Rapist Threatened to Make Her “Disappear.” Instead of Asylum, ICE Put Her in a Hotel and Sent Her Back
"Thousands of migrant children — including babies — have been expelled by the Trump administration since March," says this article from ProPublica. "Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates say many are now 'virtually impossible' to find."
"All 187 member States of the International Labour Organization (ILO) have ratified the ILO Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour," says this press release from the ILO.
One In Four Children Living In Grandfamilies Are African American And African Americans Face Heightened Challenges Including Higher Rates Of Infection And Death From COVID-19
This article calls attention to Generations United's new tool kit, which "provides essential information to help organizations better serve African American grandfamilies during [the COVID-19 crisis] and into the future."
Children and young people in care across South East Asia ask for increased support in the wake of COVID-19
"Child representatives and care leavers from South East Asia have called for increased support for continuing education, psychosocial care, finding jobs and affordable housing in the wake of COVID-19," according to this news article from SOS Children's Villages.