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.

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Opinion: Foster care is in trouble in Ireland and its privatisation is not the answer

Patrick Costello -

"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 "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.

Will Emily be allowed to keep her baby?

Andrew Bomford - BBC News

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.

42 persons rescued as Osun seals orphanage for illegality

Shina Abubakar - Vanguard

"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.