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.
Ghanaian undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and his team posed as volunteers at a children’s home in Awutu Bawjiase in the Central Region of Ghana and uncovered abuses and corruption occurring in the orphanage. The abuses have been reported to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and the home as been shut down.
In 2014, BCN was invited to join the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (CP MERG) as a Core Member and to co-chair one of its newest Technical Working Groups, Children and Care.
A recent study from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project has revealed that children who were placed in institutional care have an increased risk of demonstrating behaviors associated with autism, such as impaired social communication, according to the article.
Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico, Hoa Quach - KPBS 2 Feb 2015
A new study from the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law presents finds that the United States federal government is not adequately enforcing child welfare laws and standards and that individual states are not adequately complying with these laws, says the article.
Muhammadiyah, a member of Family for Every Child, has launched a new alliance with fellow Indonesian NGOs, to encourage the use of family-based alternative care for children and promote the use of institutional care only as a last result for children in Indonesia.
Zeina Abdullah, the owner of a migrant domestic worker recruitment agency in Lebanon, and two Lebanese doctors, Dr. Aziz Samaha and Dr. Fouad Joseph Helou, have been accused of forming an illegal child adoption ring, according to the article.