Better Care Network Newsletter August
Better Care Network's latest newsletter highlights recent research, tools and policy briefs relevant to children's care, including a comprehensive National Survey of Institutions for children in Rwanda and findings from research in Community based Child Protection systems in Uganda. This edition's focus is on Social transfers and the potential they have to support families to address the impact of poverty and social exclusion, with important implications for children's care.
- UNICEF has launched a new campaign to End Violence against Children, with a powerful new public service announcement.
- A comprehensive National Survey of Institutions for children in Rwanda.
- Findings from research in Community based Child Protection systems in Uganda.
- New research on attitudes towards Foster Care as an alternative to institutional care in Jordan, with learning for the region as a whole.
- The new Foster Care scheme in Goa, India: the government policy behind it.
- A new campaign by the South Asia Alliance of Grassroots NGOs and an online petition by Butterflies: A child's right to a family.
- The 2013 KIDS COUNT data provides detailed state by state picture on the situation of children in the USA and their well-being, including their family life.
This edition's FOCUS is on SOCIAL TRANSFERS and the potential they have to support families to address the impact of poverty and social exclusion, with important implications for children's care.
- UNICEF's new Working Paper on Social Transfers and Child Protection;
- Ghana: an evaluation of household size on cash transfer utilization;
- Kazakhstan: an evaluation of social sector programmes including cash transfers that begins to look on their impact on children's care;
- Oxford Policy Management Brief: Predicting the Cost and Impact of Cash Transfer Programmes: The Power of Micro-Simulation Tools
- And This American Life asks: should we just give people money?
Country Care Reviews continue with highlights on the Committee on the Rights of the Child's care related recommendations to Rwanda, Slovenia and Uzbekistan.