Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland

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  • Young people

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National - Scotland


Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland's only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our strategic vision is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland. At the heart of our work are the rights of Care Experienced people and the power their voices have to bring about change. 

Our vision is supported by five key priorities:

Upholding Rights for Care Experienced people of all ages.

Influencing Change by listening to what Care Experienced people tell us, influencing decision makers to bring about positive change.

Creating Connection by bringing Care Experienced people together for fun, friendship and belonging.

Providing Opportunities through our membership offer which promotes a positive sense of care identity.

Creating Communities that Care by delivering our work in communities across Scotland, we create care aware communities which can support everyone to thrive.


Who Cares? Scotland provides independent Advocacy that helps Care Experienced young people feel respected, included, listened to and understood. We’re independent to any care services a young person receives – this is crucial because we want young people to be supported and understood with no conflict of interest. We've also set up The Helpline to support Care Experienced people by providing lifelong advocacy throughout Scotland. We can support, signpost and offer choice when you feel there is nowhere else to turn.

Who Cares? Scotland is a membership organisation with over 3,700 Care Experienced members, of all ages and experiences, from all over Scotland. Our members are at the front and centre of our work and ensuring they feel well represented, valued and connected is of the utmost importance and key to our participation and influencing work.

We understand the importance of connecting with people who have similar or shared experiences, which is why we support and resource safe and valued local, regional and national spaces, bringing members together to build peer relationships, explore their identities and shape the world around them. We offer a wide range of groups, activities and events for Care Experienced people across Scotland.

We support and empower individuals to develop as representatives who can speak on behalf of our membership. We gather members together, invest in them, and support them to elevate their collective voice. Our members help to shape and inform Who Cares? Scotland’s decision-making processes as well as having the aspiration to positively change Scottish culture to ensure a better future for Care Experienced people

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