Care experienced celebration takes place at Newbattle Community Learning Centre

Midlothian care experienced day edit

Nearly a hundred people attended a celebration day for care experienced children and young people at Newbattle Community Learning Centre last Friday (1 June). 

Hosted by the Midlothian Champions Board and the council’s lifelong learning and employability team, the day was a chance for those in care to celebrate their care identity while also learning more about what other support is on offer. 

Raffle, information stalls and fun activities

The event included a free raffle for all care experienced young people who attended, information stalls, taster workshops and fun activities.

A kinship carer who attended the event, said:

“Thank you so much for the food and information, for raffles and for fellowship. Thank you most of all for looking after our young people.”

Group engage with those who make key decisions about the care system

Midlothian Champions Board is a group of care experienced young people who are supported to come together to engage directly with those who make key decisions about the care system.

The group which is supported by a Life Changes Trust award, meet every two week to discuss important issues affecting their lives and those of other young people who are care-experienced.  

For more information

The board is open to any care experienced young person in Midlothian and meetings take place at Dalkeith Welfare Hall every second Monday, 5 - 7:30pm. For more information contact Ashleigh Stephen (ashleigh.stephen@midlothian.gov.uk).  

Image caption: Members of the Midlothian Champions Board are pictured at the Midlothian Care Experienced Day at Newbattle Community Learning Centre on Friday 1 June. 

6 Jun 2018