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.
Michelle Bittner - Non-Profit Quarterly 20 Feb 2015
A national for-profit foster agency in the US has come under recent scrutiny due to investigations revealing alleged “missteps” that are linked to the abuse, maltreatment, and deaths of children served by the agency.
The government of Ghana has approved four memoranda on children for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, including approval of the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, approval of Child and Family Welfare Policy and approval for the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
In this blog piece from the Huffington Post, Michael Piraino makes his case for the need for nurturing family-based care as a way to enhance the wellbeing of children in the child welfare system in the United States, citing some recent research.
This article from Al Jazeera America shares the story of Rose Wakulu, a young Nigerian woman placed in a state-run camp for internally displaced people with her daughter and nephews after her village was attacked by Boko Haram fighters.
The city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has greatly increased the rate of birth registrations, according to this report highlight. This update from Relief Web links to a report from UNICEF on how birth registration services in Kinshasa were improved.
UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti recently convened an "Expert Consultation on Family and Parenting Support," bringing together experts from fifteen countries to establish a global research framework designed at improving policies aimed at supporting families and parenting across contexts.
This article from the Pacific Standard discusses a new bill passed by the state legislature of Colorado in the United States. According to the article, the bill is designed to combat the “foster care to prostitution pipeline.”
Tristram Hunt, shadow education secretary in the UK, will be announcing a series of new measures to support children and families, including offering new “kinship rights” to children in the care of their siblings, grandparents, or other relatives.