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.
This article from BBC News tells the story of Nguyen Quoc Tuy, born in Vietnam around 1970 and adopted by a family in the US at about three years old, and his journey to reconnect with his birth family as an adult.
Findings from a four-nation study on children in care indicate that Northern Ireland has far fewer children in foster or residential care than do England, Scotland and Wales, according to this article from the Guardian.
Marisol Zarate - Chronicle of Social Change19 Sep 2018
This article from the Chronicle of Social Change describes the work of ChildKind, an organization based in the state of Georgia in the US which seeks to prevent medical neglect and children entering the foster care system by supporting families to stay together and care for children with special needs.
Senator Linda Reynolds, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs17 Sep 2018
This media release from the office of Australian Senator Linda Reynolds, Assistant Minister for Home Affairs, welcomes the passage of the Modern Slavery Bill of 2018, which includes orphanage trafficking.
This article from the Guardian describes the concerns of care experts in the UK regarding what some consider overuse of "'risk of emotional harm' as a reason for applying to a court for a care order before any harm has happened."
The government of China has sent approximately one million Uighur Muslims to internment camps, separating families and placing children in state-run orphanages, according to this article from the Atlantic.
The Croatian Ministry of Demography, Family and Youth Affairs, in collaboration with UNICEF and a civil society organization in the country, has launched a foster care campaign under the slogan "Every Child Needs a Family," according to this article from Total Croatia News.
This article from the Intercept describes the impacts of family separation on children and families who were separated at the US border with Mexico and now remain, reuinited, in immigration detention centers.