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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.

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Harry Stevenson - The Scotsman

In this article, Harry Stevenson, President of Social Work Scotland, writes about the connection between poverty and child protection.

Vijay Chavan - Pune Mirror

A recent police investigation in Baramati, India has revealed that a local girls’ orphanage has been running a child marriage racket, according to this article from Pune Mirror.

Linda Daly - Independent

This article examines adoption from three different perspectives - that of an adoptive mother, that of a mother whose child was adopted by another family, and that of an adoptee - through the personal adoption stories of three women in Ireland.

Levi Rickert - Native News Online

The United States Bureau of Indian Affairs has recently announced it will be updating guidelines of the Indian Child Welfare Act, ensuring greater emphasis on keeping Native American children with their families and communities, says the article.

The Japan Times

A staff member at a British-run orphanage in Freetown, Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola, sending over 20 children who resided in the orphanage into quarantine due to their exposure to the virus, according to the article.

Harvey Gallagher - The Guardian

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executive of the Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers, argues the need for a “ re-think to rid ourselves of outdated notions” when it comes to foster care in the UK.

Emma Sleath, Rohan Barwick - ABC

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) in Australia has voiced its concerns about new child protection legislation to be implemented in the Northern Territory, says the article.

Garin Flowers - WTSP

A new law proposed in the state of Florida in the US will provide support to youth transitioning out of foster care.

RTE News

This article from RTE News discusses the new Children and Family Relationship Bill to be enacted in Ireland.

The Daily Star

A correspondent from the Daily Star in Bangladesh investigated an “orphanage” at Angaria village in Dumki upazila that was receiving government funds.