Pupil voice: how my teacher supported me the day I went into care
“I was heading down a road that would help me. The road would change my life forever and anything was better than the war zone.” Young spokesperson for the Fostering Network has his say.
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.
Care-experienced? You have the right to extra support in school if you need it
Find out about ways schools can support you if you’re care-experienced, and hear from other young people in care.
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.
Know you rights in care
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.
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.
A rap about the stigma of being in care
Check out this Fixers pop song by care experienced Caitlin from Inverness.
Why are young people in care?
A Fixers film about why young people might be 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.