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 [UK] government could face legal action after ministers used the coronavirus crisis to remove protections for children in care," says this article from the Huffington Post.
In this segment, CBS News' Jericka Duncan shares the accounts of some child welfare workers who recorded video diaries of the lengths they must go to meet with kids and families while observing health precautions.
"Concerns have been raised about how children in the Irish care system are coping during the coronavirus pandemic," says this article from the Irish Examiner.
This blog post from the UN Sustainable Development Group notes the rise in cases of gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC) in Kenya, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and calls for immediate action to address this "shadow pandemic."
The UK government has introduced several changes to legal protections for children in care as an emergency response to the coronavirus crisis, which, according to this article from the Guardian, children’s rights campaigners and activists are condemning.
"At least 23 people have been infected with coronavirus at an orphanage for children with developmental disabilities in Belarus," according to this article from BBC News.
This article from ABC News explores the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in out-of-home care in Victoria, Australia.
"A statutory instrument published this afternoon makes unprecedented changes to regulations (secondary legislation) relating to the care and protection of vulnerable children and young people," says this news item from Article 39, an organization that fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run institutions (children’s homes, boarding and residential schools, mental health inpatient units, prisons and immigration detention) in England.
Haitian prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation into children's homes run by the Church of Bible Understanding in the United States, which held 154 children at the time of a February 13th fire that killed 13 children, according to this article from the Associated Press.
"Children who live in out-of-home care are to form an advisory group on setting and monitoring standards in their homes for the first time," says this article from the Times of Malta.