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

BCN Newsletter: August-September 2021

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. 

BCN Newsletter: August - September 2021

BCN Newsletter: June-July 2021

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.

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BCN Newsletter: May 2021

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). 

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BCN Newsletter: April 2021

Better Care Network

This issue of the BCN newsletter published in partnership with the UNICEF Ghana country office focuses on progress of 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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