Care Day 2022: A Global Celebration

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

Care Day is a global celebration (and the world’s largest celebration) of the successes and achievements of children and young people with experience of care. It takes place on Friday 18 February this year and it will be the 7th annual Care Day!

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.

For #CareDay22, the celebration is getting even bigger as this year’s theme is: “It takes a village to raise a child”

Children and young people growing up in state care, their families and carers need the support of the whole community. Care Day 22 next Friday 18th February is a chance for us all to re-commit to providing all the support that young people in care and care leavers, and their allies need.

Origins Foster Care promote an understanding of the child’s origins and support carers to become familiar with each child’s individual experience, life events, culture, physical, emotional and developmental needs and who they are.

At Origins Foster Care we recognise the invaluable role played by our foster carers in sharing their lives with the children in their care. Foster carers ensure that the uniqueness of each child is both treasured and identified as an opportunity to grow, foster carers and their extended families all become part of the village for the child in care.

The EPIC Youth Council and community invite you to join them on Friday 18 February for Care Day – the annual global celebration of children and young people with care experience.  

This year the EPIC Youth Council are asking you to realise your potential to be that person in a child or young person’s village – to be(come) #CareAware.

There are a few different ways you can do this to show your support on the day:

  • Share a photo of yourself (or just your hands if you are camera shy) on social media with #CareDay22 and/or #CareAware written on the palm of your hands.
  • Record and share a video wishing children in care, those with care experience, and EPIC a very happy care day, or any other messages of solidarity and celebration you may have.
  • Change your social media profile picture to our #CareAware graphic for the week to show you’re standing with children and young people all over the world who have care experience.

When you are posting your messages of solidarity on your social channels – please use the hashtags #CareDay22 and #CareAware

A portrait photo of Eithne Larkin, a team member at Origins Foster Care smiling and looking at the camera.
Written by:
Eithne LarkinEithne Larkin
February 16, 2022
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