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.
This article from Bright Magazine tells the story of Ly Seav Meng and other children who are placed in the care of orphanages in Cambodia, not because they are parent-less, but because their parents see it as the only way to provide education and opportunity for their children.
The government of British Columbia in Canada has "introduced legislation that will give Indigenous communities greater involvement in child-welfare decisions," according to this article from Global News.
Appoġġ, a social service agnecy of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services in Malta, has launched a campaign encouraging people to take on the role of foster carer, in order to provide foster homes for the 250 children in out-of-home care who are not currently fostered.
This article from Freedom United highglights the ways in which Australians, through tourism and donations, are contributing to the fueling of the orphanage industry in Southeast Asia, and the moves the Australian government is making to address this.
The state of Andhra Pradesh in India is introducing a foster care scheme in which prospective adoptive parents will be given custody of children living in government- or NGO-run orphanages and institutions for a temporary period, according to this article from the Hindu.