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.
Professor Megan Davis, author of the recent Family is Culture review, has criticized the government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) for its decision to "reduce funding to the peak body for Aboriginal children in out-of-home care," says this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.
Families with children in foster care in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador are "in the process of being reunited with their kids after a lengthy suspension of in-person visits due to COVID-19," according to this article from CBC News.
Nepal's Minister of Women, Children, and Senior Citizen, Parbat Gurung, "interacted with children during Save the Children and Community Information Network’s (CIN) ‘Ministers with Children’ - a campaign designed to elevate the voices of children in COVID-19 discussions, with the aim to make elected representatives and policy-makers more accountable towards the need and challenges of children in Nepal," according to this press release from Save the Children.
"Children who were fostered by the Social Welfare Office in 1997 and were allegedly given to an orphanage, were reunited with their biological mother at an emotional ceremony on Monday in Mchinji," according to this article.
For First Nations people, coronavirus has meant fewer services, separated families and over-policing: new report
A new report from Change the Record "highlights numerous ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been disproportionately affected by the more punitive and restrictive policy responses to the pandemic [in Australia]," including Indigenous children in out-of-home care, according to this article from the Conversation.
"Children in Canada’s foster care homes have gone weeks without being able to see their parents in person and plans for safe reunions are still uncertain," says this article from Reuters.
"Aboriginal people [in Australia] in prisons are going without soap, and children in out-of-home care are being refused contact with their families under “punitive” restrictions enforced due to Covid-19," says this article from the Guardian.
"Nine children and six employees of the Marie Izmirlian Orphanage in Yerevan have tested positive for coronavirus," according to this article from Public Radio Armenia.
This article from ProPublica offers guidance to parents in navigating the care of their children as lockdowns put in place due to the Coronavirus ease up.
This article tells the story of a 10 year-old boy who arrived to the United States unaccompanied from Honduras and who was quickly deported back to the dangerous place he had fled.