This week, at her party conference, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon accepted the Who Cares? Scotland's pledge to listen to 1,000 care experienced young people over the next two years. We were really pleased to hear this - our Relationships Matter work has been around supporting continuing relationships for young people leaving care, which we believe is really important.
It's also the beginning of National Care Leavers' Week (#NCLWS16), and as part of it Care Visions Why Not have launched the Every Care Leaver Deserves Love campaign on Facebook where they're asking professionals and care-experienced young people to post a selfie on themselves to Facebook using the hashtag #EveryCareLeaverDeservesLove and to reference National Care Leavers' Week.
Relationships Matter tool
To coincide with the launch of National Care Leavers' Week we've published three case studies of how the Relationships Matter tool has been used in practice:
1. A residential worker's perspective
2. A facilitator's perspective
3. An organiser's perspective
An online version of the Relationships Matter conversation tool is now available, along with links to the case studies. Print copies of the tool are also available on request.