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 city of Guangzhou in Southern China opened a “baby hatch” in January 2014 and, in three months, the center became so overwhelmed that the program was suspended, according to this article from the Guardian.
A baby hatch in southern China has been forced to suspend work after hundreds of infants were abandoned, overwhelming the centre. Supporters say the baby hatches save lives, but critics say they encourage parents to abandon their children.
This article from NPR describes research conducted by Charles Nelson and others on the impacts of neglect on children's wellbeing and development.
This article reports on delays in the implementation of a two-year-old law aimed at caring for orphans in the United Arab Emirates apparently linked to the delayed construction of a new and expanded shelter.
This Public Service Announcement (PSA), produced by Disability Rights International, is part of the organization’s “Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children.”
This article reports on a mushrooming of children's institutions in Uganda and the poor standards of care and abuse met by children in those institutions.
This article highlights the efforts of a lobby group in New Zealand, CCS Disability Action, which is demanding an amendment as part of sweeping child protection reforms, arguing that children with high needs are being abandoned and denied their right to a family life.
A NGO in New Zealand is demanding an amendment as part of sweeping child protection reforms saying children with high needs are being abandoned and denied their right to a family life.
The Philippines: "Register with us" - Department of Social Welfare tells persons taking care of 'Yolanda' orphans
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the Philippines has appealed to families and individuals taking care of children orphaned due to Typhoon Yolanda to register under the Rapid Family Tracing and Reunification (RFTR) Program.
This article highlights the dangers of orphanage volunteering and explains why NGOs and other child protection agencies urge against volunteering in orphanages in Cambodia.