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 the BBC tells the story of one family, and many others like it, in a small town in Burkina Faso where it has become customary for men to migrate to Italy for work, leaving wives and children behind.
Même si la crise des enfants migrants non accompagnés d’Amérique centrale qui tentent de rejoindre les Etats-Unis ne fait plus la une des journaux, elle continue. De concert avec les gouvernements, l’UNICEF s’efforce de remédier aux causes de cette migration et de garantir la protection et les droits des enfants qui décident d'entreprendre ce périlleux périple.
In this video from the BBC, Clive Myrie reports from Ethiopia, the first stop for many Eritrean migrants en route to Europe. The video features a few of these child migrants who are waiting in Ethiopia to make their way to Europe in hopes of a better life.
Jude Kirton-Darling - The Huffington Post Blog8 Nov 2015
This article provides a brief overview of adoption policies in the UK since the 2000s, including the “introduction of the English Adoption and Children Act, passed in 2002, that placed the rights of the child front and centre of the English legal approach to child protection and brought English adoption practices in line with international legislation.”
This article from the BBC tells the story of Pamela Smedley, a woman who was sent to an orphanage in Australia from a children’s home in the UK in 1949, at the age of 13, on what she was told was a “day-trip.”