Wakefield Council celebrates Care Day

12/02/2021, PR-9845

​Wakefield Council is celebrating Care Day 2021 (19 February) by sharing the stories, achievements and insights of children in care and those that have been in care.

Care Day is the world's largest celebration of the rights of children and young people who are in care or who have been in care.

The ultimate goal is for children and young people who have overcome adversities to be proud of themselves, their achievements and look forward to a future of opportunity, equality and equity.

To mark Care Day 2021, young people from across the district who have been in care will be hosting a 'Challenging Stereotypes' training session on the day, aiming to help people working with children and young people to build better relationships with children and young people, recognise barriers to listening, understand how circumstance can influence behaviours and gain confidence to challenge stereotypes about children in care.

Cllr Margaret Isherwood
Cllr Margaret Isherwood

​Cllr Margaret Isherwood, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Care Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of children in care and those who have been in care across our district. 

"These young people face unique challenges and our role is to support them every step of the way. We hope events like this will help the people working with children and young people to better understand their needs and be able to support them to work towards the very bright futures they deserve."

For more information about #CareDay21 visit https://careday.org/