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Shinwoo Choi, Soo-Jung Byoun, Eun Hee Kim - International Social Work,

This short essay presents unwed single mothers’ increased vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of childcare, financial crisis, and mental health.

Andrew Jolly - International Social Work,

Much has been written about the prevalence of COVID-19 infections in care homes in Europe and North America, with claims that the high mortality rate has been worsened by the policy decisions taken by governments. This essay argues that the concept of statutory neglect is a useful framework for understanding situations where neglect results from law or policy rather than the lack of action by an individual caregiver.

Justin M Rogers, Victor Karunan - International Social Work,

This study examined deinstitutionalisation in Thailand. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a total of 27 child welfare practitioners and policy actors to explore their perceptions of Thai alternative care provision.

Better Care Network and SOS Children's Villages International,

In this webinar, hosted by Better Care Network and SOS Children's Villages International, panelists - including careleavers who served as co-trainers in the Leaving Care project - discussed the training, building a supportive network for care leavers, and the support needed to ensure that the rights of young people in alternative care are respected and that they are prepared for an independent life.

Better Care Network and SOS Children's Villages International,

This webinar, hosted by Better Care Network and SOS Children's Villages International, will feature the voices of careleavers and young people who served as co-trainers in the Leaving Care project, as well as others. Panelists will discuss the training, building a supportive network for care leavers, and the support needed to ensure that the rights of young people in alternative care are respected and that they are prepared for an independent life.

Elijah Bamgboye, Tayo Odusote, Iyabode Olusanmi, Joshua Akinyemi, Yussuf Bidemi, Ayo Adebowale, Ashaolu Gbenga, Oladapo Ladipo - African Health Sciences,

The purpose of this study from the journal of African Health Sciences was to assess the level of household hunger and associated factors among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) households in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN),

The Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) is launching its first year of the Knowledge Fellows Program to create opportunities for learning, professional development, networking, and service for young professionals and graduate students to increase their interest and engagement in the field of global early childhood development (ECD).

International Rescue Committee,

"A new survey issued by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to staff working on the front lines of child protection services within 17 countries impacted by conflict or crisis finds that child protection concerns have increased among 55% of respondents," says this press release from IRC.

Save the Children & Plan International,

This thematic policy brief from Save the Children and Plan International aims to seek and secure commitment from regional and national leaders to urgently prioritize and invest consistently in the protection of girls, who are disproportionately exposed to multitude forms of violence and their devastating consequences.

Felicity Shenton & Roger Smith - Children & Society,

This article reports on a study of children's experiences of being physically restrained by staff in a range of custodial settings, including Local Authority Secure Children's Homes, in the UK.