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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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During Coronavirus, High-Quality Legal Representation Can Be a Lifesaver for Families

Elizabeth Thornton, Kathleen Creamer, Cathy Krebs - The Chronicle of Social Change

This article from the Chronicle of Social Change discusses how, in the United States, "states and counties that have come to rely on interdisciplinary legal representation – a model that includes social workers and peer advocates working alongside attorneys to fight for parents and children – have overcome the new barriers imposed by the pandemic to help families reunify."

Children in Out-of-Home Care: Lessons from the Pandemic

Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

This article from Child Rights International Network (CRIN) outlines some of the risks faced by children in residential care institutions during the COVID-19 pandemic and how governments should be responding during – and after – this pandemic.

Serenity: A life cut short

Paige Parsons - CBC News

This longform investigative article from CBC News explores the case of Serenity, a four-year-old girl who died in care, through an extensive review of court documents and interviews to seek to understand Serenity's life, and "what went so terribly wrong."

Forgotten Australians rewrite childhood trauma through power of storytelling

Inga Stünzner, Megan Hendry - ABC News

This article from ABC News explores the stories of some of "the more than 500,000 so-called Forgotten Australians who suffered abuse and neglect while living in out-of-home care over the past century" and how they have found healing through "a storytelling project that helps participants reimagine their past and invent new ways to see their stories."

With Child Welfare, Racism Is Hiding in The Discretion

Vivek Sankaran - The Chronicle of Social Change

In this piece for the Chronicle of Social Change, Vivek Sankaran writes about personal experience as a family defense lawyer and witnessing the racial disparity in the U.S. child welfare system, particularly in the racial bias in the discretion of child protective services (CPS) caseworkers.