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 opinion piece from Independent Australia, Gerry Georgatos refers to Australia's recent branding as the "child removal capital of the world" and the negative impacts of child removal and family separation on children and families.
In this piece for Youth Today, Richard Wexler - executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform - calls out child protection policies in the US for too often unnecessarily removing children from poor families due to parental mental illness and what the child protection agencies deem as inability to raise children "independently."
Samburu County, Kenya will not be renewing the registrations of several children's institutions in the county and the County Children Co-ordinator Jane Kabiro is calling on the Samburu government to develop a child protection unit.
This article from the Mankato Free Press of Minnesota, USA describes the benefits of a local monthly support group of grandfamilies and other kinship carers and the stories of some of the families who meet once a month to lend one another support.
Express News Service - The New Indian Express5 Jan 2018
The Supreme Court of India has issued notices to all states and Union Territories in light of recent concerns regarding child trafficking in orphanages, according to this article from the New Indian Express.
The number of children in the US removed from their homes by child welfare agencies due to a parent's disability has been on the rise in the United States in recent years, according to this article from the Pacific Standard.
This video from TRT World describes the deinstitutionalization process underway in Romania, including the efforts of the Robin Hood Centre and Hope and Homes for Children to transition to family-based care models in the country.
An orphanage in Vanasthalipuram, India was "sealed" upon discovery that the children residing in the institution had been forced to beg on the streets, according to this article from the Times of India.