Social media activity to celebrate children in care

Under the theme ‘care to talk’ the fourth annual Care Day takes place on 15 February and aims to encourage conversations about care online.

Joe Lepper | 12th Feb 19
Online bake sale taking place for Care Day 19.

A raft of social media activity by charities is taking place this week to raise awareness around children in care and those with experience of care.

This Friday (15 February) sees the fourth annual Care Day take place, to celebrate looked after children and care leavers.

This year’s theme is ‘care to talk’, which is encouraging people with experience of care to share their stories, using the campaign’s hashtag #CareDay19.

The campaign is run by the partnership Five Nations One Voice, which included major care charities in each of the four UK nations and Ireland.

Those taking part are Become in England, Who Cares Scotland, Voices from Care Cymru, Voice of Young People in Care in Northern Ireland, and Ireland charity Empowering People in Care (EPIC).

Social media conversations

Ahead of the day Become is starting a conversation on Twitter on Wednesday (February 13) is to coincide with a meeting taking place that day of the All Party Parliamentary Group for looked after children in care and care leavers.

Become is also sharing stories on Twitter and Facebook based around the theme of “I wish you knew” about the things those with experience of care wish the general public knew about the care system.

In addition, Become is staging an online bake sale to raise funds, via a dedicated page on its website.