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 video from the BBC exposes some of the mental health struggles that many children in care experience in the UK, sharing the story of one particular young man, Callum, who was placed in care and engaged in self-harming behavior.
At a recent review meeting of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in the Kamrup Metropolitan district of India, the Kamrup Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu ordered all childcare institutes (CCI)s in the district to legally register themselves under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and Rules, or face legal action, according to the article.
This article, written by Professor Andy Bilson and published in the UK's Telegraph, highlights a new campaign launched by Hope and Homes for Children called 'End the Silence.' The campaign is designed to raise awareness on the effects of institutionalization on children, and to raise funding for the organization's deinstitionalization efforts ("closing orphanages and finding loving, family based care for children.")
Janelle Retka, Chhorn Phearun, and Kong Meta - The Phnom Penh Post 2 Nov 2017
This article from the Phnom Penh Post discusses recent government reforms of orphanages in Cambodia in response to the rising incidence of families sending children to these institutions for educational opportunities that are not available in some communities.
Ghana held a national legislative consultative meeting to" usher in the review of laws that protect children in the country to conform to current societal trends," according to this article from Ghana's Graphic Online. The review of the laws will include the Children’s Act, the Juvenile Justice Act and other related laws.