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.

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Aigul Murzagaliyeva - The Astana Times

ASTANA – Kazakhstan is developing a draft law on the introduction of professional foster families, which would mean all orphans and children left without parental care will be placed in foster care immediately. 

Uganda Care Leavers

Uganda Care Leavers/Association of Care Leavers Uganda released this statement in response to the appearance of Ugandan children on an April 15 episode of Britain's Got Talent. These care leavers expressed concern about the institutionalisation of children and the need to instead promote family care for all children. 

Robert Greenall - BBC News

A Russian girl who was taken away from her father after she drew an anti-war picture at school has been handed to her estranged mother, authorities say.


This week, the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and the Swiss Government kicked off the project “Supporting integration of refugee and migrant children in host EU countries,” with a technical meeting between the six participating countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic.

Claire Galofaro, Juliet Linderman, Martha Mendoza

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In a highly unusual ruling, a state court judge on Thursday voided a U.S. Marine’s adoption of an Afghan war orphan, more than a year after he took the little girl away from the Afghan couple raising her. But her future remains uncertain.

EU Reporter

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minster Iryna Vereshchuk urged Russians on Tuesday (28 March) not to adopt children she claimed were "stolen in Ukraine" during the war. She said they had been deported to Russia.

Isabel van Brugen - Newsweek

More than a year on, Russian President Vladimir Putin's war continues to have a devastating impact across all sectors of Ukrainian society. Among the hardest hit—Ukraine's children.

David Jones

The number of those living in unregulated care rose by 45% from 2018-22, according to the UK's Department for Education figures, while there was a fall, from 59% in 2018 to 56% in 2022, in children and young people accommodated within their council boundary, a proportion which falls to a third for those in children’s homes.

Matisse Harvey, Emma Hautecoeur - CBC News

The Nunavut government placed eight children under child services care in three unlicensed group homes in Airdrie, Alta., over the last year.

Edwin Rios - The Guardian

Nearly a month ago, Bianca Clayborne, Deonte Williams, and their five children were on their way from Georgia to Chicago for Clayborne’s uncle’s funeral when a highway patrol officer stopped them in Manchester, Tennessee.