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.
The dangers of volunteering in, visiting or donating to orphanages have been known for several years. Orphanages are not always what they seem and the demand for orphanage tourism can fuel child trafficking and abuse. The Better Volunteering, Better Care initiative has been campaigning globally to raise awareness of the danger to children of volunteering in orphanages.
An estimated 61 million children are "left behind" by their migrant parents in China. The Chinese government has recently issued new guidelines to protect children in rural areas whose parents have moved to cities to work.
Legislation will soon be introduced in the U.S. state of Georgia to address concerns stemming from a recent "kinship care" study conducted to assess how the state could improve services to support grandparents and other relatives who take children into their homes when their parents can no longer care for them.
Australian politician Lunda Reynolds, a Senator for Western Australia, issued a press release warning parents and schools contemplating helping Cambodian orphanages to proceed with caution to ensure they are not unwittingly taking part in “orphanage tourism." The Senator recently visited Cambodia to look at Australian aid projects.