Throughout the year, the BCN Secretariat disseminates alternative care publications, news, conferences, events and job postings via the email listserv announcement. The listserv membership has expanded from just over 300 participants in 2003 to over 4,400 in 2020. Nearly 400 non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, bi-lateral agencies, academic institutions, and foundations are represented.
This special issue of the BCN newsletter was published to coincide with the launch of a series of papers by The Lancet Group Commission on Institutionalisation and Deinstitutionalisation, providing an evidence-based policy-focused review addressing the issue of institutional care across the globe.
In this newsletter issue, the Better Care Network continues to share tools, guidance, information, and other resources regarding children's care and protection during the COVID-19 pandemic as practitioners, policymakers, and other key stakeholders work to respond to the needs of children and families impacted by this crisis.
This month's edition of the BCN newsletter focuses on child neglect and features a Special journal issue of Child Indicators Research, along with other publications addressing the topic in a variety of settings around the globe. It also includes a section of tools, guidance, information, and other resources regarding children's care and protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights resources on the care and protection of children during the COVID-19 crisis, including inter-agency technical guidance developed to support child protection practitioners and government officials in their immediate response to the child protection concerns faced by children who are at risk of separation or in alternative care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 10th anniversary of the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, this special issue of the BCN newsletter features brief reflections from several key actors on different topics and aspects of children's care, focusing on the last 10 years of progress in the care reform movement, as well as hopes and recommendations for the future.
This issue of the BCN Newsletter focuses on Family Strengthening and Preservation, including several new resources from the Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening (ASPIRES) Project and resources from the Keeping Children in Healthy and Protective Families (KCHPF) Project.