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.
A collaborative team between The Jakarta Post and Tirto.id have uncovered facts that confirm that both the state and the Catholic Church allowed a suspected child molester who was running an orphanage in Depok West Java "to walk free from police detention to celebrate Christmas, and a few months later set up a new orphanage and live among vulnerable boys again," according to this article from the Jakarta Post.
Experts Deliberate on institutionalising a Continental Approach and Programmatic Response to protect and assist Children on the Move within Africa
"Technical experts met Wednesday, 26th August to chart pathways for addressing the challenges faced by children on the move within the African continent," according to this press release from the African Union.
Rachel James, a 21 year-old woman from Somerset, UK, has taken on the care of a brother and sister under the age of two after hearing that emergency, short-term foster carers were needed during the pandemic, according to this article from BBC News. She is believed to be the youngest foster carer in the area.
"The United States imposed financial sanctions and visa restrictions on two Ugandan judges, a lawyer, and her associate for taking part in a fraudulent adoption scheme where 'young children were removed from their families and placed into a corrupt adoption network,'” says this article from Quartz Africa.
During the induction of Adoption Committee Members at Machakos University on Monday, August 17, 2020, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Labour and Social Protection, Simon Chelugui, made remarks underscoring "the importance of the basic family unit in the nurturing, care and raising of children in society," according to this article from the Sun Weekly.
"The US has imposed financial sanctions and visa restrictions on two Ugandan judges and two lawyers over their part in an international adoption scam involving more than 30 children," says this article from the Guardian.
"The Trump administration has been using major hotel chains to detain children and families taken into custody at the border, creating a largely unregulated shadow system of detention and swift expulsions without the safeguards that are intended to protect the most vulnerable migrants," says this article from the New York Times.
"In one of the more bizarre consequences of coronavirus travel restrictions, biological parents, babies and surrogate mothers have become scattered and sometimes stranded in multiple countries for months this year," says this article from the New York Times that describes the situation of surrogates and babies waiting to be retrieved in Ukraine.
"The state government [of Maharashtra] is launching a foster care scheme under which citizens can parent children from state-run child care institutions for a limited period of one to three years," according to this article from the Hindustan Times.
This article from the Philadelphia Inquirer details the accounts of sexual abuse of children in several residential mental health care facilities in the United States operated by Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.