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.
Is Washington state taking too many children from their parents? Movement seeks to overhaul foster care
According to this article, a local group in Washington state in the U.S. is "advocating for a state bill, passed by the House in early March, that would tighten the criteria for taking a child from a home at the first stages of a case before a full fact-finding hearing before a judge."
According to this article from the Guardian, "thousands of children of EU citizens who have been taken into care may become 'undocumented' adults with no right to work, rent a home or receive benefits, a charity has warned."
According to this article from BBC News, campaign groups in the UK have called attention to the lack of available face-to-face contact for children with parents who are incarcerated, which they say is "crucial in maintaining the relationship between imprisoned parents and children."
According to this article from Forbes, two U.S. senators have reintroduced a family leave law called the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (FAMILY Act).
With permission from Uyghur parents desperate for answers, for this video, CNN's David Culver traveled to the heavily surveilled Xinjiang region in search of their children left behind.
"A new report has highlighted, for the first time, the disproportionate number of young people in out-of-home-care [in Australia] who are reported as missing nation-wide," says this article from ABC News.
"Mass incarceration of Uyghurs in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) has scattered some 500,000 Uyghur children in boarding schools, orphanages, and other institutions run by the Chinese state—a state that experts say is committed to the long-term eradication of the ethnic group," says this article from Radio Free Asia.
"China has forcibly separated Uighur families by taking young children into state orphanages, according to human rights group Amnesty International," says this article from BBC News.
"The harms of the child welfare system are unconscionably and disproportionately imposed on families of color, particularly Black families, and these family separation practices have demonstrably bad outcomes for the children," says this article from Time.
"Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has responded to concerns that young children are being separated from their parents in quarantine centres as the city seeks to control its latest Covid-19 outbreak," says this article from the Guardian.