Newsletter

Throughout the year, the BCN Secretariat disseminates the latest research, tools, news, videos, opportunities and events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe through its monthly newsletter. The newsletter membership has expanded from just over 300 participants in 2003 to over 4,500 across 67 countries in 2021.

Special Issues of the newsletter are also published, often in partnership with key actors in the sector, focusing on a particular theme, country or region to draw attention to the growing body of knowledge developing on the issue or context and to help busy practitioners keep abreast of learning and changes. If you want to share a resource or propose a theme for a special issue, please contact us at contact@bettercarenetwork.org

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It includes a new section with resources, news and other key documents related to children's care in the context of the humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. It includes a new discussion paper on guardianship, care arrangements and custodial responsibilities for unaccompanied and separated children fleeing Ukraine; a holistic review of alternative care provision in an area of Thailand; a new manual aimed at practitioners of how to meaningfully engage children and young people in care reform, and more.

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It includes a new section with resources, news and other key documents related to children's care in the context of the humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. It includes a new set of parenting tips which specifically focus on the prevention of child trafficking and child sexual violence; a new Ofsted study examining whether children's homes in England are meeting the complex needs of children in their care; and two new case studies from Kenya and Guatemala focused on kinship care, among others.

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It includes a new section with resources, news and other key documents related to children's care in the context of the humanitarian crisis affecting Ukraine and surrounding countries. It features a report on family reintegration for children who have been in residential care within the African context as well as a report on the operations of privately run, Christian faith-based residential care facilities in Myanmar, among others.

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter features guidance for service providers working with children, families, and separated children in the current humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the post-conference BICON report outlining the most pressing issues regarding children’s care in Asia, as well as an overview of care reform in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi and Zambia, among others.

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It features several resources on children's care during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a comprehensive mapping of child protection data systems across the 27 member states of the EU and the UK, a free book chapter offering first-hand accounts of young people growing up in some form of residential child and youth care in 19 African countries, and UNICEF's first ever comprehensive package to collect data on children living in residential care settings, among others.

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It features several resources on children's care during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a resource which examines the links between the institutionalisation of children and human trafficking, a study of U.S. Christian beliefs around and support for orphanages and other forms of residential care for children, and an overview of care reform in Malawi, among others.

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe. It features several resources on children's care during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a resource on a system strengthening approach to care reform in Eastern and Southern Africa, an analysis of global trends in child marriage, and a report on providing family-based care in a refugee context focussing on four refugee camps in Tigray, Ethiopia, among others.

Better Care Network

This month's newsletter focuses on the 2021 CRC Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care. A rich body of learning, experiences, and recommendations was contributed through the DGD process and this newsletter provides links to these resources to ensure they are widely shared. 

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter introduced the new Country Care Snapshots on the BCN website and highlights the latest research, news, videos, events, and other resources related to children's care around the globe.

Better Care Network

This month’s issue of the BCN newsletter, published in partnership with Child Identity Protection, focuses on the protection of identity rights for children in care, at risk of being placed in care, or otherwise separated from their families (or at risk thereof).