Care Experienced Week Events Calendar

Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 October 2019

Join us in celebrating people who have experience of the care system.

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

The Lifetime of Love Rally – Glasgow

For the second year in a row, we marched through the streets of Glasgow to demonstrate a commitment to a lifetime of love for all Care Experienced people. Check out the coverage.

MONDAY 21 OCTOBER

Listen & Learn – Glasgow

10.00 to 12.30 at The Experience, Montrose Street, Hillington, Glasgow G52 4JR
Do you work with or support children and young people? Are passionate about improving outcomes and reducing stigma for young people growing up in care? Would you like to hear first hand from Care Experienced young people about what life is like for them? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then please join us for this informative workshop.

Participation in Children’s Hearings – Workshop for parents and carers – Glasgow

18.00 to 20.30 – Betty’s room, EVH 5th Floor, 137 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EW
This workshop is aimed at parents and carers whose children have been through the Children’s Hearings System. We will have fun engaging in an interactive workshop exploring barriers to meaningful participation in Children’s Hearings before having dinner (provided by Who Cares? Scotland) and discussing next steps.

Connected Community – Paisley

18.30 to 21.00 – Chancellors Hall, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Paisley Campus, High Street, Paisley, PA1 2BE
Renfrewshire ACE hub and UWS are delighted to welcome you to this special evening where we’ll look at how we can make Scotland an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Aware Nation. We’re aiming to bring together the wider Renfrewshire Community to create a more connected community, based on relationships. By attending this free event, you’ll have the opportunity to watch a powerful Resilience documentary, hear from our expert panel and network with organisations who are working across the Renfrewshire area. This event is open to anyone, particularly UWS staff and students.

TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER

Celebrating Connection – Stirling

10.00 to 14.00 – Albert Halls, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling, FK8 2QL
It’s been a big year with a lot to celebrate so Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (Staf) is holding a special Practitioners Gathering this Care Experienced Week. This fun and interactive day is an opportunity for Care Experienced young people to connect with those who support them, as well as the wider Corporate Parenting family. Importantly, it has been designed around the wishes of the young people involved in Youth Just Us.

My World of Work Live! – Inverness

10.30 to 14.30 – The Old Schoolhouse, Clachnaharry, Inverness IV3 8RB
Interactive fun workshops on Robotics and Game Design delivered by the staff of Skills Development Scotland. This free event is for Care Experienced young people from the ages of 10 years and up.

Participation in Children’s Hearings – Workshop for Children and Young People – Glasgow

18.00 to 20.30 – Betty’s room, EVH 5th Floor, 137 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EW
This workshop is aimed at children and young people who have been through the Children’s Hearings System. We will have fun engaging in an interactive workshop exploring barriers to meaningful participation in children’s hearings before having dinner (provided by Who Cares? Scotland) and discussing next steps.

WEDNESDAY 23 OCTOBER

Participation in Children’s Hearings – Workshop for parents and carers – Edinburgh

18.00 to 20.30 – Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel 9 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AL
This workshop is aimed at parents and carers whose children have been through the Children’s Hearings System. We will have fun engaging in an interactive workshop exploring barriers to meaningful participation in Children’s Hearings before having dinner (provided by Who Cares? Scotland) and discussing next steps.
How to take part: Register for this free event at this page

Corporate Parent Football Tournament and Celebration of Young People – Kilmarnock

13:00 to 16:00 – Ayrshire College, Kilmarnock Campus
All agencies and young people coming together to achieve their goals at the corporate parent football tournament 2019. Former Scotland player Kris Boyd will open the event and Kilmarnock will be providing prizes throughout the day. It’s going to be a great day.
How to take part:
Email jamie.turnbull@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

Young People Achieve in West Lothian – Livingston

18:00 to 20:00 – West Lothian College, Almondvale Crescent, Livingston, EH54 7EP
A celebration and recognition of the achievements of our children and young people in West Lothian. Acknowledging their successes and raising aspirations for their future. For more information, contact elaine.hardiecameron@westlothian.gov.uk

THURSDAY 24 OCTOBER

Care Experienced Celebration – Aberdeen

11.00 to 15.00 – Westburn Resource Centre, 116 Westburn Rd, Aberdeen AB25 2QA
A day of food, fun and togetherness for Aberdeen care experienced people, their families and carers. Get involved in banner making, crafts, cook offs, games, yoga and loads of other activities.
How to take part: Everything is free and you can join in at any time. No need to register – just turn up.

Care Dinner Fun – Edinburgh

17:00 to 19:00 – YMCA, 1 Junction Place, Edinburgh EH6 5JA
This is a drop-in buffet dinner for care experienced people in the Edinburgh area. Come along between 5pm and 7pm and enjoy meeting with other members and enjoying some home cooked food.
How to take part:
Text or email Beth Agnew on 07980956139 or bagnew@whocaresscotland.org

Community Radicals – CEW19 – Glasgow

17.30 to 20.30 – Who Cares? Scotland, 5 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1 4QR
An open fortnightly space for WC?S members, of all ages and experiences. This week, as we celebrate our 2nd ever Care Experienced Week, we’ll be getting an update from the 40 Years of Us Evidence group, including the chance to analyse some of Who Cares? Scotland’s historical evidence first hand and plot how it’s helped us get to where we are today.
How to take part: No need to register – just turn up.

Participation in Children’s Hearings – Workshop for Children and Young People – Edinburgh

18.00 to 20.30 – Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel 9 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AL
This workshop is aimed at children and young people who have been through the Children’s Hearings System. We will have fun engaging in an interactive workshop exploring barriers to meaningful participation in children’s hearings before having dinner (provided by Who Cares? Scotland) and discussing next steps.
How to take part: Register for this free event at this page.

SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER

Time to Shine – Glasgow

12.00 to 16.00 – Barras Art and Design (BAaD), 54 Calton Entry, Glasgow, G40 2SB
This year’s theme for our annual party for Care Experienced people and their supporters is “Myths and Legends”.  There will be live bands, a DJ, arts and crafts, inflatables, tasty treats and much more. 
Time to Shine is now sold out.

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities and funding partners, who make our work possible
Who Cares? Scotland Funding Partners