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.
In this article for the Conversation, Julia Sloth-Nielsen provides an overview of recent efforts in Kenya to shift from institutional care of children to family-based care and family strengthening to prevent separation.
This article from the New York Times tells the story of a man in New York whose daughter was removed from his care and placed into foster care due child abuse committed by his daughter's mother.
UN Special Rapporteur Holds Expert Consultation on Prevention of the Sale & Sexual Exploitation of Children
The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, in partnership with the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, will hold a two-day expert meeting in Florence to reflect on the current state of play of this problem, its root causes and new manifestations, as well as the relevance and the impact of interventions to eliminate the sale and sexual exploitation of children.
A State-level consultation covering legal, ethical and social aspects of children’s care, organised by the Rajasthan High Court’s Juvenile Justice Committee in collaboration with UNICEF, featured a discussion among experts on "strengthening kinship care, foster care and sponsorship which could protect the interests of orphans and ensure their upbringing in a family environment," according to this article from the Hindu.
This video from CGTN's Talk Africa explores Kenya's recent decision to ban the adoption of children by foreign nationals.
Here's Everything To Know About The Status of Family Separation at the U.S. Border, Which Isn't Nearly Over
This article from Time reviews the status of the separation of migrant families at the US border with Mexico, including a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) representing the children separated during the implementation of the US Administration’s Zero Tolerance policy.
This article from the Los Angeles Times shines a light on some of the stories of parents in China whose babies were taken from them to be placed for intercountry adoption.
In this piece for the Conversation, Kyllie Cripps and Daphne Habibis write about an overlooked root cause of the overrepresentation of Indigenous children placed in state care in Western Australia: "the difficulty Indigenous women escaping family violence face in finding safe housing."
According to BBC News, "children as young as 11 years old are illegally being placed in unregulated homes in England."
This video from PBS News Hour features an interview with Dr. Alan Shapiro, a clinical professor in pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and co-founder of Terra Firma, who discusses the emotional and physical harms of detention on migrant children in the US.