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.
"More and more children as young as 16 are being housed alone in bed and breakfast rooms, bedsits and even caravans by local authorities that are struggling to cope with rising numbers of youngsters in the care system," according to this article from the Guardian.
Vivek Sankaran - Chronicle of Social Change3 Jan 2019
In this piece for the Chronicle of Social Change, Vivek Sankaran - director of the Child Advocacy Law Clinic and the Child Welfare Appellate Clinic at the University Michigan Law School - describes a recent invitation from the US federal government to make funding available to states, permitting "uncapped, matching federal child welfare funds under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to support the representation of parents and children in the child welfare system."
This article from the Tyee highlights a new report with recommendations for supporting foster youth in transitioning to independent living, which was co-researched by 8 youth from care and a a McGill University social work PhD student, Melanie Doucet.