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"Social media posts appealing for adoption of children orphaned during COVID-19 are illegal, warn experts. They appeal that citizens must dial helpline 1098 to pass on information about children in need of care and protection," says this article from The Hindu.
Many children in India have lost parents to the second wave of COVID-19. "Some find themselves in the care of relatives and guardians, others remain alone at hospital emergency rooms and homes not knowing what to do with their parents’ bodies."
This paper, based on an extensive desk review, chronologically examines the evolution of aftercare laws and practices in India along with the factors that contributed to the rise of institutional care.
In this webinar, panelists will discuss the implementation experiences and emerging lessons of COVID-19 response strategies of seven programmes that prioritize nurturing care and early childhood development in their work.
According to this article from the Hindu, "a police team [in Bengaluru, India] uncovered an inter-State child trafficking racket. Two women, who are allegedly part of the racket, were arrested on Monday."
A 52 year-old man has been arrested on the charge of sexually abusing four minor boys at an orphanage, of which he is the warden, in the Indian city of Mangalaru, according to this article from the Hindu.
This Webinar aims to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on children, youth, and their caregivers in alternative care.
The aim of this article was to study and compare the depression and behavioral problems among children residing at welfare hostels and orphanages.
This grounded theory study aimed to theorize pathways through which orphaned adolescents within institutional care navigate to achieve positive adaptation.
The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance is seeking a consultant to support the mapping and undertaking of a comprehensive capacity gap assessment of the existing child protection workforce in five states in India, and then propose a framework for strengthening this workforce informed by the above, with special emphasis on case management.