Together joins Who Cares? Scotland and friends for Care Experience Week’s #LoveRally

Date: 7th November 2018
Category: Looked after children, Awareness-raising, Incorporation

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Together was proud to walk alongside hundreds of people in Glasgow as part of Who Cares? Scotland’s Love Rally on Friday 26th October 2018 which called for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for care experienced people.

We joined the many supporters who were gathered in St Enoch square with colourful banners and flags before the Love Rally began to the sound of drums and pipes. The march finished outside the Royal Concert Hall on Buchanan Street where we heard from Who Cares? Scotland Ambassadors, friends of the organisation and Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People.

Love is at the heart of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

“Recognising that the child, for the full and harmonious development of his or her personality, should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.”

  • UNCRC, 1989

With the Scottish Government’s commitment to incorporating the principles of the UNCRC in the 2018/19 Programme for Government, it is especially important that the messages from the Love Rally are listened to and acted upon so love is at the heart of Scottish law.

We are delighted to hear that as a result of the Love Rally and the programme of events that took place during Care Experience Week 2018 more broadly, Who Cares? Scotland have announced a new opportunity for care experienced individuals to be part of ‘The Collective’. This group aims to be a platform for care experienced people to:

  • Deliver the vision of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect & Love.
  • Speak out on behalf of Who Cares? Scotland’s members.
  • Influence decision makers at a global and national level.

Who Cares? Scotland is inviting care experienced individuals interested in getting involved to submit their applications before the closing date, 18th November 2018.