#CareDay22 takes place on Friday 18 February and it will be the 7th annual Care Day.

Care Day is a global celebration (and the world’s largest celebration) of children and young people with experience of care. It is also a time to celebrate and acknowledge their rights and achievements.

This year’s theme “It takes a village” focuses on how different people in communities can be a positive influence in the lives children and young people with care experience and how important these relationships are in shaping care journeys.

We can all recall people in our communities who had or continue to have a significant impact on our outlook and sense of self-worth. They can be relatives, teachers, coaches, neighbours, or social workers – all of whom hail from our community or “village”.

Most of the time we ourselves don’t even realise the significant and direct impact we have on others.

Even the simple acts of listening, encouraging, or understanding can have profound, direct, and lifelong effects.

Every journey, no matter how long, starts with the first step!

How to get involved

Under 18s photo and voice recording messages

Note: Only content that’s in compliance with the in-camera rule will be shared on our Social Media accounts.

Send us a voice-note: This year we really want to hear from children and young people in care and with care experience about the important people in their lives! So we are inviting them to make a WhatsApp’s voice recording explaining “Their village”.

This can be about one person or several people in their village. In these voice-notes we are asking if children and young people can do the following:

1. Start the voice-note by saying: “It takes a village to raise a child”.
2. Then answer these two questions:
a. Who is in my village?’
b. Why are they important?
3. End the voice note by saying: “Who is in your village?”

Each voice-note should be a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of five minutes.

We are hoping to share some of the voice-notes or snippets of the voice-notes on a podcast and social media accounts. If the child or young person does not want their entry to be used in this way, please write “Not for public use” in the message or email.

Voice-notes can be recorded on WhatsApp and sent to +353 86 069 7022 or emailed to hello@careday.org.

Send us a photo: Send us a photograph of the child or young person’s hand with their village member(s) first name – and #CareDay22 or #CareAware (or both) written on the
palms.

Email your photos to us at hello@careday.org or share them on social media using the hashtags #CareDay22 and #Careaware.

Over 18s photo and voice or video message recording

Send us a video or voice-note: We are asking over 18s to record a selfie video or voice-note explaining “Their village”. This can be about one person or several people in their village.

In these recordings we are asking you to:
1. Start the recording by saying: “It takes a village to raise a child”.
2. Then answer these three questions:
a. Who is in my village?’
b. Why are they important?
c. How did they impact my life?
3. End the recording by saying: “Who is in your village?”

Each recording should be a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of three minutes.

We are hoping to share some of the recordings or snippets of them on a podcast and social media accounts. If you do not want your entry to be used in this way, please write “Not for public use” in the message or email.

Recordings can be sent to +353 86 069 7022 or emailed to hello@careday.org.

Send us a photo: Send us a selfie with your village member(s) first name – and #CareDay22 or #CareAware (or both) written on the palms.

Email your photos to us at hello@careday.org or share them on social media using the hashtags #CareDay22 and #Careaware.

Remember, if you are posting your photos, videos or voice-notes directly to your own social channels – use the hashtags #CareDay22 and #CareAware – so we can keep track of all the day’s activities and actions

 

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