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.
The US city of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services and Office of Homeless Services have partnered to develop a new program aimed at giving priority affordable housing for people whose children are in the custody of child welfare, according to this article from WHYY.
A federal judge in California has ordered that all families who have been separated at the US border with Mexico as part of the Trump administration's "Zero Tolerance Policy" be reunited within 30 days, according to this article from NPR.
In this brief radio segment from NPR's Morning Edition, Noel King talks to Sherry Lachman, ex-adviser to U.S. Vice President Biden and founder of Foster America, about the challenges ahead as hundreds of migrant children are separated from their families and sent to foster care throughout the United States.
This article from Rewire.News connects the US policy of family separation at the US border with Mexico to its history of separating indigenous families, including the use of "Indian boarding schools" as a means of separating Native children from their families, communities, and culture, as well as the current overrepresentation of Native children in foster care in the US.
This video clip from an NBC News segment in the US discusses what is next for "the over 2,000 children still held by the Department of Health and Human Services," detained at the US border with Mexico.
In a recent statement, Destination Unknown, a network of over 100 organisations worldwide, coordinated by Terre des Hommes, has expressed its concern regarding the family separations currently imposed at the US border with Mexico "and the traumatic and detrimental effect it is having on children."
According to this opinion piece from the Guardian - written by Matthew L Kolken, an immigration lawyer and an elected member of the Board of Governors of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - the US federal government has contracted the defense industry to provide childcare to children who have been separated from their parents as they've crossed over the border into the US from Mexico.