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Samhar Gowhar - BBC News,

This video from BBC News shares the stories of Akira, 23, and her younger sister Charntay who were separated for 15 years. Akira was separated from her family by the care system for 15 years. Her younger sister Charntay was adopted abroad, whilst Akira remained in London.

Lanzarote Committee, Council of Europe,

The Lanzarote Committee, the Council of Europe body overseeing the implementation by states of the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (“Lanzarote convention”), has adopted a declaration on ”Protecting children in out-of-home care from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse,” according to this news release.


The Leicestershire County Council in the UK has published a book of short stories written by children in care, according to this article from the BBC.

Whitney D. de Haan, et al - Developmental Child Welfare,

The current study examines the relation between several individual characteristics of professionals in the Netherlands and their decisions about out-of-home placement in a multivariate model.

María Dosil, Joana Jaureguizar, and Elena Bermaras - The Spanish Journal of Psychology,

This study had three goals: (1) To analyze the prevalence of dating violence in adolescents under residential care settings according to sex and age; (2) to explore the relationships between victimization and perpetration in adolescents’ dating violence, sexist attitudes and clinical variables; and (3) to identify variables associated to adolescents’ dating violence (victimization and perpetration).

Government of the United Kingdom,

On 18 October 2019, the UK Government updated its guidance on gap years and volunteering overseas to include an advisory on volunteering at and visiting orphanages abroad. 

Frank Van Holen, Lynn Geys, Delphine West, Laura Gypen, Johan Vanderfaeillie - Children and Youth Services Review,

In this study, a sample of 97 (out of 505) foster care workers in Flanders (Dutch speaking part of Belgium) from all foster care agencies were asked to answer in writing the question: “What characteristics does a successful foster family have?”

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action,

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (the Alliance) is organizing its annual meeting in Geneva on 14 and 15 October 2019.

Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson, Stine Tankred Luckow - Childhood,

This article explores how children living in foster care create senses of belonging across diverse family relationships. It draws on video diaries made by 11 Danish children living in foster care.

Nicholas Thompson - Journal of Children's Services,

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the recommending of contact in special guardianship cases is currently working, by holding focus groups with social workers and special guardians.