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.
Speaking at the launch of the care crisis review, a large-scale sector-led inquiry into the UK's care system, senior judge Sir Andrew McFarlane remarked that "it is easier to obtain a care order to take a child away from their family, than for the family to get support," according to this article from BBC News.
Recent budget cuts to early childhood and youth services will lead to an increased number of children "falling through the gaps" in care, says the children’s commissioner for England, according to this article from the Guardian.
A report looking into child protection services in New South Wales, Australia that calls the system "ineffective and unsustainable" has "remained secret" since 2016, according to this article from ABC News.
India's National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), in its efforts to "monitor the implementation of the Juvenile Justice (care and protection) Act of 2015," has compiled a report enumerating the number of children in child care homes and institutions throughout the country, according to this article from the Telegraph India.
"A practice of tearing children apart from their parents to keep other immigrants from coming is abusive and completely indefensible," writes Human Rights Watch in regards to the U.S. policy of separating families who arrive from the U.S. - Mexico border.