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Welcome to Care Day 2018!

On this page you will find everything you need to know to get involved with this year’s Care Day celebrations on Friday 16 February.

Care Day is a joint initiative between children’s charities across the whole of the UK under the 5 Nations 1 Voice alliance. Become, the national charity for children and young people in care and young care leavers is leading this annual event in England, alongside Who Cares? ScotlandVOYPIC in Northern Ireland, EPIC in Ireland and Voices from Care in Wales.

This Care Day, Friday 16 February, is an opportunity to reflect on the rights of each child, and how we all work to defend and enhance them. It is also a time to celebrate the achievements of children and young people in care as well as raise awareness of some of the issues they may encounter in childhood and beyond. That’s why throughout Care Day we will be hearing directly from young people on social media about their experiences of care. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to hear what they have to say.


We need your help to make Care Day a success!

Download the guide to getting involved with Care Day 2018

This guide has tips and tricks for how to engage those within your community in getting involved in marking this year's event.

Care Day 2018 is looking at the rights of the child. We want young people to celebrate those rights, and for professionals to tell the world what they will do to defend them and advance them. Write your message on the downloadable placard and share it on social media using the hashtag #CareDay18

By writing your aspirations and wishes for this group on this placard, and sharing it on social media, you will be joining others across the country in pledging your support for children in care and young care leavers.

Thank you for taking part and don’t forget to keep an eye on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and use the #CareDay18 Twibbon, throughout Care Day this Friday 16 February!

And, you can also join us in marking Care Day with a bake sale in support of children and young people in care! We've put together a special fundraising pack and everything else you need to host your own cake sale.

Click here to find out more. 

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