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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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Keep the well-being of children at the centre of COVID-19 response and recovery

Karin Hulshof, UNICEF Regional Director East Asia and Pacific and Maalla M'jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

In this joint statement, Karin Hulshof, UNICEF Regional Director East Asia and Pacific and Maalla M'jid, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children express their support for the Joint Statement of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development – Mitigating impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups in ASEAN, which highlights the vulnerability of children, the need to reach them with both social protection and social welfare services and the essential role of social workers. 

Toddler Mason Lee's death drives reform of the system that failed him

Aaron Bunch - The Sydney Morning Herald

The government of Queensland, Australia "has formally adopted every recommendation of the coroner after an inquest into the death of abused toddler Mason Jet Lee found his case was'a failure in nearly every possible way,'" according to this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.

Catching Charges to Get Foster Care’s Help

Karen de Sá, Sara Tiano and Katarina Sayally - The Chronicle of Social Change

This article from the Chronicle of Social Change tells the story of Meritsa Sedillo - a young woman in the U.S. who found herself living on the streets after her grandparents, who were her primary caregivers, died in 2017 - and how she got access to the support and foster care services she needed only through the juvenile justice system.

California Extended Foster Care to 21. Was It Enough?

Sara Tiano and Karen de Sá - The Chronicle of Social Change

The U.S. state of California has "enacted temporary extensions of foster care to ensure young adults aren’t cut off from basic needs benefits, as work, study and much of daily life remains virtually paralyzed," says this article from the Chronicle of Social Change.

Aboriginal organisations to receive $3m for kinship carer support

Stephanie Richards - InDaily

"Three Aboriginal community-controlled organisations [in Australia] have been announced as the beneficiaries of a $3 million program that shifts responsibility for kinship carer support from the Child Protection Department to the non-government sector," says this article from InDaily.