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Edited By Claudia Equit, Jade Purtell,

This volume covers a broad spectrum of current research findings concerning the participation of young people in foster families and residential living groups in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland as well as cross-nationals perspective on children and young people’s participation in foster and residential care placements in Great Britain and France.

Reuters,

Russia will soon adopt a law barring foreigners from using Russian surrogate mothers, Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the lower house of parliament said on Sunday, the nation's Mother's Day. Paid surrogacy is legal in Russia, but the practice has been criticised by religious groups as commercializing the birth of children.

European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL), in cooperation with the Disability Rights Defenders Network,

Organised jointly by ENIL-ECCL and Disability Rights Defenders, this webinar on November 22, 2022, featured speakers from Sweden, Slovenia and Scotland on the UN Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation, including in Emergencies. 

Ukraine Children's Care Group,

This document is a summary of key findings and points of discussion that were highlighted by presenters and participants during the Addressing the need for foster care in the context of the Ukraine crisis learning event that took place on 7 September 2022.

Armeda Stevenson Wojciak, Olivia Tomfohrde, Jessica E Simpson, Jeffrey Waid,

The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine sibling relationships and sibling separation amongst adults with prior foster care experience in England.

Maritta Törrönen, Carol Munn-Giddings, Riitta Vornanen,

This study explores young people’s perceptions of their existential well-being during the transition after leaving care. The study involves peer research with young people leaving care in Finland and England.

Ruta Buivydaite , Apostolos Tsiachristas, Steve Thomas, Hannah Farncombe, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Ray Fitzpatrick, Charles Vincent,

In this paper, the authors describe a proposed programme of evaluation to examine the impact of a new approach to the welfare of children in England on the time they are in contact with services.

Diana Marre, Jessaca Leinaweaver,

This article explores the concept of solidaridad, considers its enduring currency in kinship discourse in Spain, and analyzes various case studies from the authors' respective research projects.

Gillian O'Hagan, Bronagh Byrne,

Autistic children's experiences of COVID-19 have been largely absent from current crisis and recovery discourse. This is the first published study to directly and specifically involve autistic children both as research advisors and as research participants in a rights-based participatory study relating to the pandemic. 

Erzsébet Rákó,

The aim of the study is to present the historical changes in child protection in Hungary and the process of deinstitutionalisation.