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.
"Amid concerns that orphanage operators are getting up to unwholesome practices with their charges, the authorities have removed 19 inmates of a child-care facility in [ Abuja]," according to this article from the Nation.
Excavators have reportedly found the remains of 27 people on the site of "one of the largest institutions for young offenders in the US" which closed in 2011 but was previously known for the "alleged abuse and murder of children over its 111-year history."
A recent media engagement on the effect of growing up in institutionalized care in Kampala, organized by Child’s i Foundation, revealed how children in orphanages are often mistreated, some even denied food, according to this article from New Vision.
This comprehensive long-form article from Indian Country Today explores the history of family separation in the Indigenous communities in the United States, including the forcible placement of Native children into boarding schools in the 19th century, the "Indian Adoption Project" of the 1950s and 1960s, and the current overrepresentation of Native children in the US child welfare system.
According to this article from the Irish Times, "the standard of support being provided to hundreds of children in foster care who have moderate to severe disabilities continues to be a cause of concern, the Ombudsman for Children has said."
An estimated 95,000 children in Rwanda are believed to have been orphaned during the genocide of 1994, according to this article from BBC News which tells the stories of some of those children, now adults, who are searching for living family members.
According to this article from the New York Times, "it may take federal officials two years to identify what could be thousands of immigrant children who were separated from their families at the southern United States border, the government said in court documents filed on Friday."
A letter addressed to the UK home secretary from 45 NGOs – including Unicef, the Children’s Society and the NSPCC – has expressed “extreme concern” about the rate of self-harm and suicide among unaccompanied minors in the UK, according to this article from the Independent.