The third Friday of February is Care Day – the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience! We’ve been leading the campaign in England since the event first began in 2015.
Our aim, in 2023, was to challenge common misconceptions about care and tackle the stigma and prejudice that care-experienced young people face by amplifying what young people themselves want YOU to #KnowAboutCare.
Over 360 people shared their #KnowAboutCare messages, reaching 2.1 million people.
Check out the gallery below to read some of the messages shared.
We held a session, in the run-up to Care Day, with care-experienced young people to discuss the theme for Care Day 2023: What I want you to #KnowAboutCare.
As well as young people writing what they wanted others to #KnowAboutCare, Lucinda, Zahra and Cleo also made vision boards to creatively show what they want people to understand. We spoke about feeling out of place (represented by a pink puzzle piece on Zahra’s board). Other topics came up such as challenges, support, and fulfillment.
Thanks to everyone who came along to the session!
Back in 2022...
Care Day is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience and Become has been leading the campaign in England since it first began in 2015. It’s an event where the 5 Nations (Become, EPIC, VOYPIC, Who Cares? Scotland and Voices From Care Cymru) come together to celebrate care experienced children and young people, their stories and their achievements.
In 2022, the theme was: Together We Create Community
Care Day 2022 Events
Care Day 2022 Poetry Link-Up Special
To celebrate Care Day, we held a poetry special Link Up with poet Adisa the Verbaliser with a theme of ‘Celebration’ on Tuesday 15th February.