The Annual Participation Programme

We have recently launched The Annual Participation Programme. This programme of opportunities will help Who Cares? Scotland plan ahead for participation activity throughout the coming year, and it will allow members to choose how they get involved. Whether this is as an individual, part of a local group, or taking part in national workshops.

The Programme Calendar will be refreshed annually and will present the preferred themes for participation across the year ahead.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, we have reduced the number of themes for the next year to just 3 important themes, allowing members time to really engage and share their views with us.

Themes 2020-21
1. Child and Human Rights: August – October
2. COVID-19 Recovery Planning: October – December
3. Realising The Promise: December – February

Covid-19 Recovery Planning – Our theme for October to December 2020

How to get involved

Why this theme?

Since March 2020, a global pandemic has changed everyday life as we know it and has impacted every individual in society. Who Cares? Scotland have continued to support the Care Experienced community through this unprecedented situation, and we have seen the significant impact that Covid-19 had, and continues to have, on many Care Experienced individuals’ lives.

We are looking to hear from Care Experienced members about your experiences during this time.
We will be hosting a number of online workshops, offering a survey, and providing local engagement opportunities so that we can hear from people from all parts of Scotland, with any experience of care.

Your views will enable us to influence the following important opportunities and ensure Care Experienced voices are heard:

  • Influencing opportunity 1: reporting to the Scottish Government
  • Influencing opportunity 2: giving evidence to Scottish Parliamentary committees
  • Influencing opportunity 3: reporting to The Promise

National Engagement Sessions

  • Sat 24th October 10am-12pm
  • Mon 26th October 11am-1pm
  • Thu 29th October 6pm-8pm

Members if you’re unsure what getting involved means, check out our Members Frequently Asked Questions document below.

If you have any questions about the upcoming Covid-19 Recovery Planning theme, or about the Annual Participation Programme, please get in contact with Carly Edgarcedgar@whocaresscotland.org or get in touch with your Advocacy and Participation Worker.

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities, funding partners and donors who make our work possible.