Who Cares? Scotland

Kids

This page has been created for under 11s.

Who Cares? Scotland is a charity for Care Experienced children, young people and adults.

Care Experienced means someone who is in care or has been at some point for any length of time. This care can be provided in many different settings, such as:

Kinship Care

Living with a relative who is not your mum or dad

Looked After At Home

With the help of social work

Residential Care

Living in a residential home or school

Foster Care

Living with foster carers

Secure Care

Living in a secure accommodation

Adoption

Living with adoptive parents

Advocacy

What is an advocate?

An advocate is someone who listens to your thoughts and feelings and can help you tell the adults in your life how you feel.

Do I need an advocate?

Sometimes things happen that we don’t understand. 

Sometimes things happen that we don’t feel good about.

Sometimes lots of things happen and we can feel like nobody is listening to us.

How you feel about decisions that are made about you is really important.  An advocate’s job is to help you share your views with the people in your life.

They can also help you to ask questions to help you understand what is happening.

How do I get an advocate?

You can ask someone you to trust to fill in this form or you can send a message to our Helpline team here if you need help filling it in.

Your advocate will then get in touch with you.

If Who Cares? Scotland can’t give you an advocate, we will, put you in touch with an organisation that can.

Groups and Events

Meet other children like you. This could be a at a local group in your area or at one of our big national events.

Today
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  All ages
  Glasgow City
  Members, Care Experienced People

We’re delighted to bring you our 7th Care Family Christmas. This is an opportunity for Care Experienced people, to enjoy Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and celebrate the festivities on Christmas Day with other Care Experienced people.

Membership

Who Cares? Scotland has over 3,700 Care Experienced members of all ages from all over Scotland. With help from a trusted gown up, you could sign up today!

Why should I become a member?
When you become a Who Cares? Scotland member, we’ll send you…

A membership pack

with welcome booklet, wristband, badge and Buddy the Bear.

Birthday cards

handwritten to you each year.

Christmas parcels

with a small gift just for you.

SpeakOut Junior

4 SpeakOut Junior magazine’s will be sent to you each year.

Become A Member

You can ask someone you to trust to fill in this form or you can send a message to our Helpline team here if you need help filling it in.