Young people at Kibble have been taking part in events this week to mark the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. Care Day 2018 saw young people participate in art projects, a ceilidh and even have the chance to question the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
Who Cares? Scotland hosted an event on Kibble’s campus that saw young people decorate a large canvass. They were also asked to highlight what they find positive about being in care and what opportunities they have been given.
On Friday, a young person from Kibble attended a special ‘Question Time’ with Nicola Sturgeon at the House for an Art Lover in Glasgow. Members of the audience were made up of those with experience in care from across the country and were given the opportunity to question the First Minister about what needs to be done to improve experiences of the care system.
Chief Executive of Kibble Group, Jim Gillespie, said:
“We were delighted to support the events marking Care Day 2018. We know that being in care can be a turbulent time for young people but we also want them to know that by providing a nurturing environment with opportunities, they can go on to flourish.
“Everyone in our care has a different story to tell and their achievements deserve to be celebrated not just on Care Day, but every day.”