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 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.
In this documentary, Martin Sixsmith undertakes an investigative journey to determine the role of the Irish Catholic Church in the adoption “trade” that led thousands of children of unwed parents to be separated from their mothers and adopted abroad.