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.
On the 24th September Better Care Network and the CPC Learning Network organized a one day symposium entitled The State of the Evidence on Children’s Care at McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University. The symposium brought together a number of leading academics, policy makers and practitioners involved in the development or implementation of key initiatives to better measure issues of children’s care at country, regional or international levels.
This article by the BBC highlights the impact of this epidemic on children, including the death of parents and primary caregivers and the struggle to find alternative caregivers in a context of extreme fear of contamination.
A police force in South Yokshire, UK is criticised for turning a blind eye to the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham has been further rebuked for “weaknesses” in its child protection procedures.
According to the article, the Social and Family Development Ministry of Singapore is looking to better help children in foster care or homes. Minister Chan Chun Sing said the key thrust is to provide a more "homely" environment for the children.
The Department for Education, in the United Kingdom, has issued nine quality standards, which form part of a series of reforms to children’s homes, for consultation. The Department is seeking views from providers on the standards, as well as changes to administrative processes and a replacement of the current guidance on children’s homes regulations.