This article from the Washington Post describes how Venezuela's economic crisis has become so severe that it has left many parents unable to provide care to their children, leading them to relinquish those children to the care of orphanages throughout the country.
Police in Kochi, India have launched an investigation into alleged abuse at an orphanage in Ponnurunni after residents staged a protest outside the institution, according to this article from the Hindu.
The consultancy will support the Department of Social Welfare through the Alternative Care Technical Working Group to document and compile information for the development of a draft strategy with implementation plan for the National Child Care Reform based on the current legal frameworks, Government’s vision for Child Care Reform, and on-going efforts (by Civil Society Partners and Cooperation Partners) to strengthen Child Care systems, including Alternative Care and Reintegration for children into family-based care in Zambia.
This issue of the BCN newsletter focuses on mental health and psychosocial implications for children who are separated from their families and/or in care, including two studies linked to the Bucharest Early Intervention Project.
This article from the Guardian shines a light on the treatment of children with autism in France, describing how the outdated system often places children into psychiatric institutions and removes them from the care of their parents.