Better Care Network

Advocating for an end to volunteering in residential care

2014 - 2016

Better Care Network is an international network of organisations committed to supporting children without adequate family care. They foster collaboration, research and information sharing on family strengthening and alternative care, and advocate for changes to national, regional, and global policies to improve children’s care situations. HDF’s grant funded an initiative to reduce the practice of volunteering in residential care through collective advocacy and enable more resources and support to be directed towards more positive models of care for children.


ONE BILLION CHILDREN. That’s how many girls and boys suffer from violence every year

The launch of Together to #ENDviolence, a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to catalyse the political and financial commitments to end violence against children, gathered 1,900 participants from 130 countries.

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What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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