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.
On 7 November the leading liberal party in the Netherlands, the VVD (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie), released a white paper proposal (‘initiatiefnota’) on measures to combat orphanage tourism.
More than 30 Aboriginal groups and community legal centres have co-signed an open letter censuring proposed adoption laws in Australia and calling on the government to reconsider, according to this article from the Sydney Morning Herald.
In this video from BBC News, Vladimir Hernandez visits the capital city of Caracas in Venezuela to investigate the situation of mothers and children who have been impacted by Venezuela's humanitarian crisis.
This media release from UNICEF Australia highlights the findings of a report containing the voices of children and youth in Australia which shows the ways in which the country is and is not meeting its committments to the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
In this blog post from the Huffington Post, Rachel Springford writes about her experience in care and the difficulties care leavers face in transitioning to adulthood and accessing opportunities such as studying at university.
This segment from Roundtable explores the issue of voluntourism and its potential to yield harmful impacts. The participants, including Georgette Mulheir the CEO of Lumos, discuss orphanage voluntourism among other forms of voluntourism.
Nadhim Zahawi - UK Department for Education26 Oct 2018
In this speech given at the launch of a "landmark package of support for young people leaving care," Nadhim Zahawi, the UK's Minister for Children and Families, spoke about a new initiative to increase support for care leavers in the UK.