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Care experienced

Young people in foster care have their say “Give me a chance”

Young champions from the Fostering Network Scotland have made an ace film called “Give me a Chance” about the positive role that foster care can have in young people’s lives.

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Care experienced

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is listening to 1,000 care experienced voices

“I think it is vital for our voices to be heard. We are the ones that live within the system so we know how it really works and what it feels like, better than anyone else”. Find out why listening to care experienced young people is so important.

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Care experienced

Teenagers in foster care are being moved too many times

What’s the impact on young people of moving around between foster families? Find out more.

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Care experienced

Stop the stigma against young people in care

A campaign is fighting to end the discrimination of children and young people in Scotland who are in care. (more…)


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Care experienced

Know you rights in care

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Did you know that if you can’t live with your family, you should get special help?

This is just one of a list of rights you have. Rights are like promises to young people to keep you safe, look after you and treat you fairly. Find out more about your rights from the Children and Young People’s Commissioner.


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Care experienced

Leaving school, leaving care

If you’re care-experienced, your school must start to help you plan what you might do after you leave school at least a year before. They should get in touch with people who could support you after you leave – like college staff and social workers. Check out our leaving school section for more info. 

If you’re leaving the care system, here’s some advice from Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner.

Leaving care - Know your rights


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Care experienced

A rap about the stigma of being in care

Check out this Fixers pop song by care experienced Caitlin from Inverness.


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Care experienced

Why are young people in care?

A Fixers film about why young people might be care experienced.


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Care experienced

“It’s not our fault we’re in care”

This film by young Fixers is a call to end the stigma of being in care.