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Christine Berry - The Guardian,

In this opinion piece for the Guardian, Christine Berry explores the ways in which child care work is undervalued and underfunded, despite the economy's dependence on childcare both paid and unpaid, and notes that, while the coronavirus lockdowns expose these issues, little attention is being paid.

Caleb Spencer - BBC News,

UK charity Voices from Care Cymru (VFCC) has warned that children in care are particularly vulnerable during the coronavirus lockdowns due to lack of access to basic technology which prohibits them from staying in touch with important support networks, according to this article from BBC News

Amber Horning, Sara V Jordenö, Nicole Savoie - Journal of Refugee Studies,

For this study, the researchers interviewed unaccompanied minor refugees (UMRs) in two youth asylum-centres in rural Sweden.

Krajewska, Beata - Problemy Opiekuńczo-Wychowawcze,

The subject of investigation in this study is the principles of foster care, including the assumptions and solutions.

SOS Children's Villages,

In this video, care professionals and care leavers describe their experiences of participating in the Prepare for Leaving Care Training, co-developed and co-delivered by young people with care experience.

Emily T. Murray, Rebecca Lacey, Barbara Maughan & Amanda Sacke - BMC Public Health,

This study examined whether childhood out-of-home care was associated with all-cause mortality until the end of 2013 in the UK.

David Murphy, Mary Oliver, Sanam Pourhabib, Michael Adkins, Jeremy Hodgen - British Educational Research Journal,

In this study, the authors interviewed social care practitioners including directors, senior and middle managers, frontline social workers, social worker‐academics and family support workers who work with vulnerable children to identify the issues and concerns held by social care workers about placing vulnerable children in boarding schools.

Sofia An & Meri Kulmala - Global Social Policy,

This article compares how the global policy of deinstitutionalisation (DI) of child welfare travelled, was translated and institutionalised in two post-Soviet countries – Russia and Kazakhstan.

Valeria Perasso - BBC News,

This article from BBC News describes the impacts of coronavirus lockdowns on surrogacy arrangements, particularly the separation of parents and their babies, born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine, who are unable to unite due to travel restrictions.

ITV News,

A joint report by charities Barnardo’s, the Children’s Society, Action for Children, the NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau,  warns that the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate existing problems in underfunded local authorities and calls on the UK Government to invest money in children’s services to stop families reaching crisis point after coronavirus, says this article from ITV News.