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.
"There has been slow but consistent growth in private foster care placements [in Ireland] and an increase in the number of companies in this market," writes Patrick Costello in this opinion piece for TheJournal.ie. "While these companies plug a gap in services, a gap that can leave children at risk, ultimately they lead to negative outcomes across the system," Costello argues.
"Trump administration officials ejected nearly 9,000 unaccompanied migrant children from the U.S. without court hearings — taking no precautions to protect them from traffickers," according to this article from the Huffington Post.
This article from BBC News tells the story of Emily, a young woman whose 9 children were removed from her care, and the journey to ensuring that her 10th child remained in her care after she gave birth.
"At least 8,800 migrant children who arrived at the southern border without their parents have been swiftly expelled from the country and denied U.S. refuge during the pandemic under an emergency policy," according to this article from CBS News.
According to this article from BBC News, the children's commissioner for England has called for a ban on placing under-18s in care in unregulated homes amid concerns over sexual and criminal exploitation.
"As an autistic care leaver, the hardest part of dealing with the Covid pandemic has been the neglect and lack of support I have experienced at my accommodation," writes Kerrie Portman in the Guardian.
"For untold numbers of women and children around the globe, the coronavirus pandemic has meant a twofold threat: The risk of catching a deadly virus coupled with the peril of being locked in confined spaces with increasingly violent abusers," says this article from the Washington Post.
"The Proprietor of an Orphanage home in Ile-Ife, Mrs Elizabeth Oroyemi slumped as Osun State Government officials sealed the social facility over suspected illegal activities, including being used as baby factory," says this article from Vanguard.
"Hundreds of migrant children have been held in hotels and guarded by government contractors in recent months as part of a secretive new system that advocates warn puts kids in danger," says this article from CNN.
Indigenous children are leaving out-of-home care to uncertain futures. This is the support they need
This article from the Conversation draws attention to the large number of Indigenous children in out-of-home care in Australia and offers recommendations on how to better support Indigenous careleavers.