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: April 2021

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on children's care, and particularly care reforms, in Ghana.

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BCN Newsletter: March 2021

Better Care Network

This month’s issue of the Better Care Network newsletter is published in partnership with the Government of Kenya, the National Council for Children’s Services (NCCS), the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, the Department of Children’s Services, and UNICEF Kenya, with support from Changing the Way We Care. It features the voices of several key stakeholders, including those with lived experience of residential care, in order to tell the story of care reform efforts in Kenya.

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BCN Newsletter: February 2021

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.

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BCN Newsletter: January 2021

Better Care Network

This month’s issue of the BCN newsletter, published in partnership with Eurochild, provides insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable children and families - including children in alternative care - and highlights recommendations for prioritizing children in COVID-19 recovery efforts across the globe, with a particular focus on Europe.

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BCN Newsletter: December 2020

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on children with disabilities and includes the recordings of several recent virtual events focused on the care of children with disabilities and preventing their institutionalization.

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BCN Newsletter: November 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: 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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