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.
She will ‘age out’ of foster care in two months. Her hope: That lawmakers will make sure young people like her aren’t pushed out during the pandemic
Advocates in the U.S. "are hoping to see a bill included that would prevent young people from aging out of foster care during the crisis and allow those who have already aged out since it started to reenter," says the article.
"According to new figures, 295 children who are in care do not have an up-to-date care plan," says this article from the Irish Examiner.
This article from The Atlantic explores the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on foster care in the United States.
Human Rights organisations call for withdrawal of NCPCR directive to restore children from CCIs back to their families
According to this article from the Times of India, 778 civil society organization and individuals working on issues concerning human rights of children have issued an open letter calling for withdrawal of the letter from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights seeking restoration of children lodged in children homes in eight states back to their families.
"A recent review by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory highlighted a lack of preparation and ongoing support for special guardians, who are often asked to care for children with complex emotional and behavioural problems in challenging circumstances," writes Louise Sims - kinship care and fostering consultant at CoramBAAF - in this article from the Guardian.
According to this article from the Times of India, all states in India, including Tamil Nadu, have been ordered by the National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to send all children in child care institutions back to their parents within 100 days.
According to this article from TheJournal.ie, immigration experts have warned that "children in care and modern slavery victims who are EU citizens could 'fall through the cracks' and lose their right to live in the UK after Brexit."
This article from BBC News tells the stories of transracial adoptive families in which parents of color have adopted white children, and the issues they have faced.
In an interview with NBC News, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls, including the increase in child marriages and abuse.
This letter, published in the Irish Times, calls for "a high-level national working group to address the cross-departmental responsibilities of the State to children in care, with a specific focus on meeting their holistic educational needs in a coordinated way, across all age levels."