BCN promotes care issues by engaging with a wide range of influential actors at the national, regional and international level. This includes convening conferences and workshops to share learning on issues such as strengthening national care systems, improving family-based care and collecting evidence on children’s care situations. BCN also collaborates with other international and national organizations to advocate for the inclusion of children’s care and protection within international policy frameworks such as United Nations’ resolutions on children’s rights, and the Post-2015 Development Framework.
BCN works through a number of key initiatives to promote learning and positive change to children’s care situations. In recent years this has included support for the Faith to Action initiative, which engages with the faith-based community to promote family-based care for children, the Better Volunteering, Better Care initiative, which encourages ethical volunteerism with children in care, and a regional inter-agency initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa to foster collaboration on care reform.