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.
"Thousands of 'pinball kids' are being shifted around the care system and between schools, putting them at risk of being excluded, groomed and recruited into gangs" in the UK, according to this article from the Guardian.
In this blog post on Stahili's website, Stahili volunteer and advocate Catherine Cottam recounts her experience of volunteering in an orphanage in Kenya, only to learn later the harm that can be done by volunteering in orphanages.
According to this article from AllAfrica, Nigeria's National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has expressed great concern over "the illegal sale of children in the country" from unregistered orphanage homes.
In this opinion piece for CBC News, Elizabeth Wall-Wieler discusses findings from a recent study which "followed the children of 5,942 teenage mothers in Manitoba up to their second birthday to see how many were placed into care."
This article from the Washington Post describes the impacts of the new US policy "in which families arriving at the border would be forcibly broken up, with children and parents separated from one another and detained separately."
This article from the Guardian highlights findings from recent research which indicates the "children in care are six times more likely to be cautioned or convicted of a crime than other young people."
The state government of Kerala, India has issued an order to take over the Janaseva Sisubhavan children's home, "placing the institution and housing of its inmates under the control of the District Collector for a period of three months or till the time the children are reunited with their families or moved to a secure facility, whichever is earlier."