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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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Experiences of foster kids

Nightlife - ABC

In this episode of Nightlife, the hosts talk to three young people who spent their founding years in foster care. The young people discuss the challenges they faced and how the system can be improved.

'The stolen generations era ended, but not the removal of kids': new role to protect Indigenous children

Ella Archibald-Binge - The Sydney Morning Herald

This article from the Sydney Morning Herald highlights a new position that has been created - NSW deputy guardian for Aboriginal children and young people - as part of government reforms to reduce the stark over-representation of Indigenous children in state care, and the head of the national peak body for First Nations children, Richard Weston, who will fill that role.

Doctors: Federal family separation policy amounts to ‘torture’

Megan Cassidy - The San Francisco Chronicle

"The U.S. government’s policy of separating migrant children from their families at the southern border is 'cruel, inhuman,' and 'rises to the level of torture,' according to a new academic article authored by a slate of doctors throughout the country," says this article from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pandemic or no pandemic, young people should not 'age out' of care

Krish Kandiah - The Guardian

In this article for the Guardian, Krish Kandiah argues that "any young person ready to make the step to leave home needs the safety net of a family they belong to" and calls for greater supports for young people aging out of care, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown restrictions put in place.