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 UNICEF study on the economic impact of the war in Ukraine on children, a paper highlighting lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic in Eastern and Southern Africa, and an FAQ sheet for practitioners to build their understanding of family strengthening and alternative care in India 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 an update from the Ukraine Children’s Care Group who met twice during this period as well as an updated report on the most current estimates of COVID-19 associated orphanhood and caregiver loss during the first 26 months of the pandemic. There are also several new transition case stories that were added to BCN's transition hub 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 guidance document for child protection practitioners and policymakers working both inside Ukraine and in host countries to implement responses related to children’s care in the context of the Ukraine crisis; the 2021 Day of General Discussion Outcome Report and Recommendations; and the newly released National Care Reform Strategy for Children in Kenya, 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 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.