Care Day 2018 – 16th February 2018

The world's biggest celebration of care experienced people!

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Care Day 2018 – what is it all about?

Care Day is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. Care experience includes children and young people who are or were cared for by parents or other family members with the support of social workers; by foster carers; or children and young people from children’s homes and residential units. They deserve to be celebrated, on care day, and every day. 

Click here to read the announcement statement from the Chief Executives of the alliance partners.

This Care Day, everyone has the chance to get vocal, get social, or get together in celebration of the care experienced community.

Care Day information posters and placards

There are three main ways to support Care Day – Get Social, Get Vocal, Get Together

Posters are available for you to share or put up in your organisation to generate support for Care Day. They can also be displayed at stalls or information events or group activities you are doing on the day.

  • Click here for the Get Vocal poster.
  • Click here for the Get Social poster.
  • Click here for the Get Together poster.

On the day:

The placards are to use on the day itself as part of Get Social. Download yours in advance, and then follow the instructions on the back of them to take part in the Get Social buzz on the day.

  • Click here for your placard if you’re a Care Experienced young person.
  • Click here for your placard if you’re a supporter of Care Day.

Ready, steady, RIGHTS!

This Care Day, everyone can take the opportunity to get talking about rights.

If you support or care for children and young people who are care experienced, you can:

  • Download the Care Day placard for children and young people, talk to them about what rights they want to celebrate and share
  • Encourage children and young people to take the Care Day Rights Survey which will be open all through February. Click here for the survey link and copy and paste it using the link in the brackets (
  • Get in touch for your Rights Workshop Toolkit by speaking to one of our Membership Team on 0141 226 4441 or by emailing

Exciting moments from Care Day 18

  • We got started with a conversation spanning 11,000 miles and four nations with care experienced young people discussing the world they want to live in.
  • The CEOs from each of the 5 Nations 1 Voice alliance welcome the care experienced world to #CareDay18
  • We kick off with an exciting partnership announcement between Scottish Women’s Football and Who Cares? Scotland.
  • The Daily Record features an exclusive conversation with Callum and Noel – who were cared for 5,000 miles apart in Glasgow and California respectively, and who are now joined together to create change for the better across the world. .
  • We welcome the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and special guests Fiona Duncan, Chair of the Independent Care Review with special speakers with care experience to Glasgow for the launch event.
  • We welcome the Minister for Childcare and Early years to Edinburgh to meet with local young people to discuss rights and why they matter on Care Day.
  • Corporate parents across Scotland are celebrating their duties and responsibility towards care experienced people.
  • We raise the flags for the care experienced community, designed by the care experienced community in Shetland and Moray.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markel receive the care family tartan scarf as part of their Year of Young People visit.
  • Young Scot declare their official promise to Who Cares? Scotland 40 Acts of Love campaign.
  • We open a new community centre for care experienced young people in Clachnaharry in the North.
  • We take over Fort George with support from Historic Environment Scotland to welcome care experienced young people for celebrations.
  • We then all come to Glasgow for the 2nd Carelidh, supported by CELCIS, for dancing and celebration.







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