Who Cares? Scotland is a dynamic voluntary organisation. We work nationally with children and young people who are looked after and away from home. Our role is to provide independent advocacy, advice and support and to ensure that the voices of children and young people are heard. We do this in a number of ways, including ensuring that we consult widely.
About children and young people with experience in care in Scotland
Children are taken into care because their families can’t provide them with the safe, nurturing and loving environment which they need and deserve. These children and young people represent just over 1% of all of Scotland’s children and young people, yet they face considerably poorer outcomes in relation to mental health and well-being, educational attainment, labour market inclusion and criminal justice. Given the chance, these children and young people can be supported and championed – to dream, to develop and to determine their own success.
About Who Cares? Scotland
With 35 years of experience in providing independent advocacy services to children and young people with care experience across all of Scotland, Who Cares? Scotland speaks up and speaks out for them on an individual and collective basis. We believe children and young people with care experience need to be both seen and heard, and all aspects of our work empower these children and young people to do just that. We also campaign and lobby to effect positive change for them – so they are understood, represented and supported to be all that they want to be. We won’t stop this work, until every single child and young person with experience of care, lives in a Scotland where this is a reality. Visit www.whocaresscotland.org for more information.
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