This week the Scottish Government held a debate on education, following publication of the report of the National Discussion on Education. While we welcome the report, we would like to see more focus on Care Experienced learners in the recommendations.
Catch up with last week’s care related news including an autistic Care Experienced person who was evicted from their home and a Scottish Parliament committee highlighting the cost involved in Keeping The Promise.
For the second year, EuroPC, tech refurbishment experts, have sponsored our Harvard Summer School Scholarship.
Dr Christine Whyte, from The University of Glasgow, shares the story of Suleiman Capsune a Care Experienced person who was brought from Sudan to Wolverhampton as a ‘ward’ before being sent back to North Africa.
Written by Emma Norry, a Care Experienced author, she explores the history of her own childhood and how it sparked her love of books. Her new novel, Fablehouse, is based on Holnicote House, a Somerset orphanage for the ‘brown babies’ of white women and Black American GIs in the 1950s. It follows a group of Care Experienced children on a magical adventure.
Take a look at the care related news highlights from the past week, including a councillor from Cardiff who has highlighted the rising number of children in residential care and a piece from The Guardian which looks at how the US is criminalising Black parenting.
As part of the Care Experienced History Month blog series, Andrew Kendrick, Emeritus Professor at the University of Strathclyde, explores the history of Corporal Punishmentfor Care Experienced people in Scotland. CW: physical abuse.
Last month, our member Jasmin Pilling attended the Black Care Experience Conference in London. Here she writes about the trip.
This presentation was originally delivered to the International Federation of Social Workers 2020 Conference. Who Cares? Scotland discusses the history of care in Scotland.
For Tartan Day we’re looking back at the journey of our Care Experienced tartan and what it represents.