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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.


This year, we asked: What does care mean to you?


Exploring the theme of ‘care’, both care-experienced and non-care-experienced people shared their thoughts on what it means to care for someone, and how we can ensure every child in the care system feels truly cared for.


We want to say a huge thank you to everyone across who got involved on social media. The collective efforts of every person who supported the 5 Nations Care Day campaign helped #CareDay21 reach the 4th top spot in the UK trending charts! We also want to extend special thanks to the care-experienced young people who shared what care means to them. You can hear their stories below:

What does care mean to Maya?
What does care mean to Hally?
What does care mean to Zara?

Care Day 21 Events

 

Care Day 2021 involved fantastic events lead by young people, including a live Q&A on Zoom where young people from each of the 5 Nations discussed issues of their choosing with the Children’s Ombudsman/Commissioners of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.

25 young people attended our special Care Day Link-Up! It was a chance for young people across the 5 nations to get together via Zoom and chat, game and meet other care-experienced young people.

If you attended the Link-Up, and enjoyed it, or would like to join a future Link-Up, please get in touch with Tasha on 07508179135.

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