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.
Roughly 1 in 100 children in the U.S. have their parents’ rights terminated by age 18, according to an expanded 2019 analysis by Cornell and Rutgers Universities, and Black, Brown and Indigenous families, as well as low-income families, disproportionately lose these rights.
Many of Syria's nearly three million displaced people face dire winter conditions with a brutal snowstorm hammering the region, the United Nations warned Monday as it urged the international community to do more to protect them.
Child-development researchers are asking whether the pandemic is shaping brains and behaviour.
Around the world, over 80 percent of children in orphanages have at least one living parent. So how do these children end up in orphanages rather than with their families? Unfortunately, there are countless families across the globe who face circumstances like the death of a parent, the loss of a job, or conflict that that threaten to separate them.
The Canadian government has agreed to pay more than $30 billion to compensate Indigenous children who were taken away from their families and put into the child welfare system.
For the past two years, large parts of American society have decided harming children was an unavoidable side effect of COVID-19. And that was probably true in the spring of 2020, when nearly all of society shut down to slow the spread of a deadly and mysterious virus. But the approach has been less defensible for the past year and a half, as more is now known about both COVID and the extent of children’s suffering from pandemic restrictions.
First Nations Child Welfare Agreement Could Help Improve Quality of Life for Youth Aged Out of Care: Advocate
A Manitoba advocate for First Nations kids in care hopes a compensation agreement for those hurt by the child welfare system will benefit thousands of children in the province and lead to long-term reform.
Parents and families, communities and governments too often are failing in their duty of care to vulnerable children, sometimes with tragic consequences. In Queensland, observers following the issue are waiting for the Palaszczuk government to release the first annual report by the Child Death Review Board that it was handed in October last year.
A total of 3,703 incidents of torture and sexual violence against children and women took place across the country between January and December 2021, revealed a report of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad yesterday.
Published by the Commission on Young Lives at the end of last year, the report finds the current care system is actually handing over some children to criminals by moving them away from their families and placing them in accommodation that puts them at risk of harm.