Newsletter

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.

BCN Newsletter: October 2020

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN Newsletter produced in collaboration with the International Parent Advocacy Network (IPAN) features new evidence and resources highlighting the role parent participation, and parent advocacy in particular, can play in strengthening children’s care and protection. Parent advocacy in child welfare is when parents with child welfare experience promote parent participation and the rights of parents and children through case, program and policy advocacy.

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BCN Newsletter: September 2020

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter introduces the BCN Practitioner Library, an online library containing resources relevant to practitioners and organised around the components of the care system.

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BCN Newsletter: August 2020

Better Care Network

This month’s issue of the Better Care Network newsletter, published in partnership with SPOON, focuses on children’s nutrition and care, including nutrition and food security for vulnerable children during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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BCN Newsletter: July 2020

Better Care Network

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.

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BCN Newsletter: June 2020

Better Care Network

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.

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BCN Newsletter June 2020: Update on Children's Care and COVID-19

Better Care Network

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.

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BCN Newsletter: May 2020

Better Care Network

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.

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BCN Newsletter: March 2020

Better Care Network

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.

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BCN Newsletter: February 2020

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter, published jointly with the Independent Care Review, highlights the collection of reports and materials produced by the Review, as well as other articles and resources highlighting its findings and recommendations.

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BCN Newsletter: January 2020

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter highlights some of the latest research and other resources regarding Indigenous children in care.

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