Care Journeys – Positive Destinations for our Young People

Care Journeys – Positive Destinations for our Young People

As part of Barnardo’s Scotland’s celebration of the Year of the Young People, we are delighted to be involved in an event focusing on young people’s experiences in the care system and beyond. The event will highlight the realities and issues that young people face during their care journey.

The event will highlight key aspects of young people’s care journeys through the extracts of our play Leaving by Paddy Campbell, which portrays first hand experiences of children and young people who have lived in care. The audience will hear the real voices of care experienced young people and those working within the system. The performance is supported by the Kavli Trust.

Following the performance, Barnardos Scotland provide the opportunity for the audience to explore the Scottish context with both panel discussion and multimedia presentations. The panel includes: Kenny McGhee (Celcis), Sara Lurie (Fostering Network), Norma Corlette (STAF), Fiona Duncan (Care Review), Bruce Adamson (Children’s Commissioner), and Alicia Santana (Who Cares? Scotland Board Member and Care Experienced Young Person).

The event aims to provoke discussion and challenge the way people think about young people’s care journeys in order to improve the outcomes for young people within the care system.

The session takes place on 10am – 3pm, Thursday 1st November at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. To book a place and to find out more see here.

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