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.
"At least a third of young people end up homeless within three years after leaving the out-of-home care system, a Victorian inquiry has found," says this article from the Guardian.
According to this article from the Hindu, 24 children have been adopted this year in the district of Kochi in Kerala, India as of November 2020, equal to the total number of adoptions last year.
This article from the New Daily highlights some of the lack of supports for children leaving out-of-home care in Australia.
"In the middle of the last century, thousands of students from African countries were studying at Irish universities. Some had children outside marriage, who were then placed in one of Ireland's notorious mother and baby homes. Today these children, now adults, are searching for their families," according to this article from BBC News.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, life in residential facilities for people with disabilities in South Korea has become even more precarious, if not deadly, said Lee Jung-ha, who heads the advocacy group Padosan, in an interview for this article from Hankyoreh.
"Children Will Only Be Repatriated After Following the Provisions of the JJ Act"; SC Gives Direction On Restoration of Children From CCIs To Families
"The Supreme Court [of India] on Tuesday directed for repatriation of children lodged in Children Protection Homes in eight states back to their families to take place as per provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act," says this article from LiveLaw.
"A group representing survivors of abuse while in faith-based care [in New Zealand] believes victims could die before there is any satisfactory resolution to their claims against churches," says this article from RNZ.
According to this article from the Times of India, the NGO Childline has reported that the number of cases of violence against children in the district of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India have gone up, which advocates attribute to the lockdown measures put in place to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
"The removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families is continuing nationally at an alarming rate according to the 2020 Family Matters Report," says this article from the National Indigenous Times.
'We Can Begin To Heal the Wounds.' Inside the Efforts to Provide Mental Health Care to Families Separated at the U.S. Border
This article from Time shares the stories of families who were separated at the U.S. border with Mexico who are now receiving free mental health services to address the trauma of family separation, as a result of a court order that requires the U.S. government to pay for it.