Care Day 2022

Orange and yellow banner saying 'Care Day 2022' Published: 17th Feb 2022

The world’s largest celebration of the rights of children and young people with care experience.

Care Day is a moment for children, young people and adults to unite in celebrating the rights and resilience of care experienced children and young people, their stories and their achievements. It takes place on Friday 18 February this year and it will be the 7th annual Care Day!

This year's theme is: 'It takes a village to raise a child', we asked our staff and partners what they want for children in care and care experienced young people.

"I want to help raise awareness of aspirations and increase opportunities for children in care and care experienced young people."
- Dan Hickman, BFriends Trustee

"I want more love and understanding for children in care and care experienced young people."
Juliette Walton, Project and Performance Manager

"I want a positive futures and happiness for children in care and care experienced young people."
- Abba Loughran, Corporate Parenting Health Mentor and Co Chair Bfriends Charity

"I want safe and suitable accommodation for children in care and care experienced young people"
- Nick Barker, Team Manager 18+ Care Leavers Team

"I want organisations and businesses to support with work experience, apprenticeships and work opportunities for children in care and care experienced young people." 
- Jake Shaw, Head of Rights and Participation

"I want all of us to be the very best parents, carers and supporters we can be for children in care and care experienced young people."
- Andy Couldrick, Chief Executive 

"I want a hope and happiness filled today and tomorrow for all our children in care and care experienced young people."
- Shank Patel, Head of 18+ Leaving Care Service, UASC & Youth Homeless

"I want the right support at the right time for children in care and care experienced young people."
- Fatima Mohiddin, Homeless Young People's team

"I want to work with partners, businesses and the community to increase the opportunities and experiences for children in care and care experienced young people."
- Natalie Loon, Corporate Parenting Manager

"I want  to enable Care leavers to be the best that they can be and to live successful lives by teaching them how to be confident and happy and this goes for children in care and care experienced young people."
Marlene Tavares, Personal Advisor - 18+ Leaving Care Team

"I want to help create the best opportunities for children in care and care experienced young people."
- Lee Yale-Helms, Director of Finance & Resources