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.
According to this article from AllAfrica, Uganda's Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development "is engaging founders of orphanages countrywide with the aim of reviewing their operations," with a view to closing orphanages altogether.
"The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and its partners on Wednesday launched a multi-sectoral strategy action plan to end violence against children (VAC) in the Philippines," says this article from ABS-CBN News.
This article shares the story of Maya, a woman in Denmark who left an abusive marriage and went to a women's shelter where her children were taken from her care, and her long struggle to get her children back.
Jordan's Higher Council for the Affairs of People with Disabilities (HCD) has committed to improve care and support for children and adults with disabilities, including engaging in de-intsitutionalization efforts, according to this article from the Jordan Times.
The government of Victoria in Australia has committed a record amount of funds to support indigenous children to stay in the care of their communities and to "ensure community control over children placed into out-of-home care," according to this article from the Guardian.
The Irish Foster Carers Association is calling for greater support for the foster care system in response to a recent case of rape of three girls in foster care in County Galway, according to this article from the Irish Times.
Jeremy Loudenback - Chronicle of Social Change25 Apr 2018
The Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in Los Angeles County, California is launching a program "to use high-tech mapping to improve court-ordered visitations for the 18,000 children placed in the county’s foster care system," according to this article from the Chronicle for Social Change.