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.
"New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services is launching a pilot program to expand the use of parent advocates who have experience dealing with the foster care system and can support mentor parents whose children are currently in foster care," according to this article from NYN Media.
According to Northern Ireland's health minister, there has been an increase in the number of children referred to social services since last year, as well as an increase in children on the child protection register and more children in care, says this article from BBC News.
In this article for Independent Australia, Gerry Georgatos, coordinator of the National Suicide Prevention & Trauma Recovery Project, discusses the "scandalously" high rates of child removals, of First Nations and Australian children.
"Lawyers have not been able to reach the parents of 545 children who had been separated from their families by US border officials between 2017 and 2018, according to a Tuesday court filing," says this article from CNN.
"A BBC News Arabic investigation has uncovered systemic child abuse and evidence of sexual abuse inside Islamic schools in Sudan," says the description of this video from BBC News.
The premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has stated that the government "wants to fix a 'broken' social system that has been criticized by Innu leaders for failing youth," particularly Indigenous children in care, according to this article from CBC News.
She will ‘age out’ of foster care in two months. Her hope: That lawmakers will make sure young people like her aren’t pushed out during the pandemic
Advocates in the U.S. "are hoping to see a bill included that would prevent young people from aging out of foster care during the crisis and allow those who have already aged out since it started to reenter," says the article.
"According to new figures, 295 children who are in care do not have an up-to-date care plan," says this article from the Irish Examiner.
This article from The Atlantic explores the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on foster care in the United States.
"The Rome-based International Union of Superiors General launched Catholic Care for Children International online Oct. 2, inviting all women's and men's religious orders to join the global initiative to end or reduce recourse to institutionalized child care and instead get children into safe and loving family- or community-based care," says this article from Global Sisters Report.