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 opinion piece by Harvey Gallagher, Chief executive of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers, argues the need for a “ re-think to rid ourselves of outdated notions” when it comes to foster care in the UK.
A new law proposed in the state of Florida in the US will provide support to youth transitioning out of foster care.
This article from RTE News discusses the new Children and Family Relationship Bill to be enacted in Ireland.
A correspondent from the Daily Star in Bangladesh investigated an “orphanage” at Angaria village in Dumki upazila that was receiving government funds.
This opinion piece, written from the perspective of an adoptee, questions recent US intercountry adoption legislation and why no international adoptees were consulted during the drafting of the legislation.
The Labour government in the UK will announce a new plan to improve child protection policies, according to this article from the Guardian.
Orphanage tourism is on the rise in Myanmar and in other countries in the region such as Cambodia and Thailand, according to the article.
30 children from West Bengal, India were recently “rescued” by police during a child labour raid in the Old City. The children are now being lodged at a rescue home “with little hope of returning to their native place” as they await a First Information Report (FIR) to be issued, according to the article.
The ultimate message of a recent national adoption meeting in India was that all stakeholders should do their utmost to ensure the best interests of children are given priority and first consideration in all matters related to adoption, according to the article.
This article from the BBC follows up on two recent “baby scandals” that emerged in Thailand last year.