On the fourth anniversary of the publication of The Promise, we’ve released a report highlighting concerns about the lack of progress, data gaps, and dilution in aims.
Care Experienced Week 2023 took place from the 22nd to the 29th of October. Find out how we celebrated this year.
Talented Who Cares? Scotland member unveiled as the first designer behind new brand with the John Lewis Partnership.
Carmel, who grew up in kinship care and has been a member of Who Cares? Scotland for many years, will now take up the role of Chair following a robust internal recruitment process.
Charity thanks Ryan for his amazing contribution and years of service to the care community.
Catch up with last week’s care-related news including praise for Channel 4’s documentary, Kids, and the Princess of Wales visits the Foundling Museum during Foster Care Fortnight.
Catch up with last week’s care-related news including the number of foster care placements falling and a new report by Edinburgh University says 1 in 100 babies born in Scotland are being taken into care.
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.
In this week’s care-related news: stories from I’m A Celeb’s Fatima Whitbread talks about her experience of living in a Children’s Home & a story about the importance of adopted children knowing their origin and more.
For the second year, EuroPC, tech refurbishment experts, have sponsored our Harvard Summer School Scholarship.
In this week’s top care-related news stories Channel 4 announced they have commissioned a 3-part documentary called, KIDS that will follow the lives of 6 teenagers in care. And attention all aspiring DJ’s, a new Youth Music Initiative is launched to offer a 6-week training programme to young people in Glasgow.
Our 2022 annual report celebrates the progress made since 2018, looks at our advocacy data from the last year, and includes feedback from the Care Experienced people we support using our new framework.
In this week’s top care-related news stories STV delves into a new report published by the NSPCC examining how children aged up to three years are treated in the care system. And LGBTQ+ foster carers open up about the impact they can make on the life of a transgender children in care.
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.
Take a look at the care related news highlights from the past week, including an article about a group of Care Experienced people from Bristol who have won a national music award and a opinion piece from Fulton MacGregor about Scotland Keeping the Promise.
Take a look at the care related news highlights from the past week, including a new report from Become that looks at the large number of Care Experienced children and young people that are being placed hundreds of miles from home. And North Ayrshire Council are moving to recognise Care Experience as a protected characteristic.
Take a look at the care related news highlights from the past week, including Nicola Sturgeon’s public apology for historic forced adoptions and Josh McAlister’s criticism of accommodation regulation plans.
Care Experienced People Urge Humza Yousaf to keep Listening to them if Appointed as the next First Minister
On Monday (March 20th), during a visit to our Glasgow office, our members made a direct ask of Humza Yousaf, to keep listening to the care community, if appointed as…
Take a look at the care related news highlights from the past week, including the increase for the Care Experienced Student Bursary and a Black couple who are highlighting the racial disparities in the child welfare system in the US after their children were removed after a traffic stop.
Look back at last week’s care-related news including an article from The Independent about the Care Experienced actor Barry Keoghan, a new intergenerational residential community in Florida and more.
Look back at last week’s care-related news including an article from The United Foundation calling on universities to support Care Experienced students, internships for Care Leavers and more
Look back at last week’s care-related news including a new campaign in Manchester to educate foster carers on how to work with afro/textured hair, and Fiona Duncan’s call for the new First Minister to reaffirm commitment to the Promise.
Look back at last week’s care-related news including the First Minister’s commitment to care experience in her resignation speech and the Home Office will now act as the legal parent for child refugees.
Our Chair, Ryan McCuaig, responds to the news of the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation.
Look back on the highlights of last week’s care-related news including responses to the UK Government’s implementation plan of the care review and calls for the SNP to halt plans for the National Care Service.
Catch up with last week’s care-related news, all in one place on our website. In this week’s news our CEO, Louise Hunter spoke to STV news about the slow progress made by The Promise and a Care Experienced social worker writes about underfunding in the UK care system.
Catch up with last week’s care-related news, all in one place on our website. In this week’s news a Minister admits that 200 asylum seeking children have gone missing in the UK and teachers in Connecticut help Care Experienced amputee and adopt him.
Catch up with last week’s care-related news, all in one place on our website. In this week’s news Barnardo’s Scotland has revealed there are now nearly 700 people on the waiting list for foster care and Canada is paying indigenous communties $2.8 billion for ‘cultural genocide’ in children’s homes.
Catch up with last week’s care-related news, all in one place on our website. In this weeks news tributes have been paid to foster carer Audrey Wearing MBE and Fiona Duncan shared why she believes Scotland needs to know if Scotland is keeping The Promise.
Catch up with last week’s care-related news. In this week’s news, Become discovered that over 1,200 children were moved placement over the Christmas period, and tributes have been paid to Ian Dickson, a Care Experienced campaigner and former social worker.
Louise Hunter, Chief Executive, reflects on a busy year at Who Cares? Scotland.
Care Experienced news stories from 12th – 19th of December. This week’s highlights include a warning from UK police that gangs are targeting asylum seekers in children’s homes to recruit for illegal activities and Action For Children have been helping relatives find out about their ancestors who lived in one of London’s first children’s homes.
Care Experienced news stories from 6th – 12th of December. This week’s highlights include Wigan Council voting to make ‘Care Experience’ a protected characteristic and new findings on how Care Experienced people interact with the criminal justice system.
Care Experienced news stories from 29th of November – 5th of December. This week’s highlights include an interview with Care Experienced actress, Samantha Morton and Wales celebrates hosting its first summit to listen to the voices of Care Experienced people.
Care Experienced news stories from 21st – 28th of November. The news has been quiet this week. The main focus has been on the lack of foster carers in Scotland and the UK in general.
Care Experienced news stories from 14th – 21st of November. This week the John Lewis ad is still trending, and the spotlight is on Foster Carers.
Care Experienced news stories from the 7th to the 14th of November. This was the week that the John Lewis advert aired, and it was everywhere!
Who Cares? Scotland caught up with Ken Armstrong & T Christian Miller, authors of an article which has inspired the new Netflix show ‘Unbelievable’.
Speakers tell of discrimination and stigma faced by Care Experienced people, by public who don’t understand care.
A new campaign to highlight the successes of Care Experienced people has been launched