CARE DAY

Care Day

What is CARE DAY?

 

CARE DAY is the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience. This group includes children and young people who are or were cared for by foster carers, or other family members, and those who live in children’s homes. They deserve to be celebrated, on CARE DAY, and every day.



The first CARE DAY took place in 2016. It began in the UK and Ireland as a joint initiative across five children’s rights charities.

  • Voice of Young People in Care (Northern Ireland)
  • Become (England)
  • Empowering People in Care (Ireland)
  • Voices from Care (Wales)
  • Who Cares? Scotland (Scotland)

 

CARE DAY takes place on the third Friday of February, every year.

 

 

 

CD22 VOYPIC Date

Join us on Friday 18 February for Care Day 22!


We are delighted to announce our seventh celebration of CARE DAY! This year, CARE DAY will take place on Friday 18 February, on the theme: 

 

Together we create community

Care Day provides us a special day each year to celebrate young people with lived experience of care. We are working on the the full schedule of activities and events for the celebration. Click the button below to sign up to get all the info straight to you inbox!

Every year, we celebrate Care Day with our friends in the 5 Nations 1 Voice Alliance, by holding a joint event. This year we hosted a special online space for young people with experience of care: Conversations with the Care Community. 

 

Young people from VOYPIC joined with our partner organisations across the five nations – BecomeEPICVFCC Who Cares? Scotland– to host discussions focused on four key themes:

Education

Sports & Hobbies

Accessing Information

Leaving Care

To listen to a special podcast recording of their discussions, click the photo.

Once again, public health restrictions mean we are unable to hold our big, regional Care Day celebration event.

However, we will still be celebrating the day with a range of smaller events in each of the areas. Join our teams in Belfast, Lurgan, Antrim and Derry-Londonderry for fun Care Day activities. 

Together we create community, at the movies!

Join us for a special morning, big-screen viewing of a new short film, created by care experienced young people at VOYPIC. 

Then, stick around for a party, with a sing-along screening of the brand new, highly-acclaimed movie ‘Sing 2”.

Care experienced young people, foster families, children’s homes, and care leavers welcome! 

Suitable for all ages however young people under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

 

Where? Omniplex Cinema Antrim 

When? Friday 18 February, 9:45am 

Book? Call/text Fiona on: 07854255539

 

Together we create community, with fun and games!

Join us for a great bit Care Day Fun Day!  We’ve got an action-packed party, with… 

Giant inflatable games

A petting zoo

Freestyle football

Digital arts

And some yummy food!

 

Where? New Life City Church, Belfast 

When? Friday 18 February, 10.30am – 12.30pm (11 and under)

1.30pm – 3.30pm (12+)

Book? Call/text Joleen on 07854254981

 

Together we create community, by going on an adventure!

Join us for a high-fun, low-velocity paintball session this Care Day!

Splat Attack uses special paintball guns that splat on the back, rather than fire at speed. So, perfect for those who love an adventure!

Get loaded up in full camo gear and get ready to have some fun! 

Then stick around for some pizza and treats with the VOYPIC team!

Open to young people with experience of care, aged 10-13 years old.

Where? The Mill Indoor Combat Centre, Portadown 

When? Friday 18 February, 11am – 1pm

Book? Call/text Trev – 07570845950

Together we create community, by jumping in!

 

How high can you jump? 

Join us for an exclusive afternoon of xtreme bouncing, and see if you can be the first through the roof! With 2 full hours of bouncing for practice, the stars are the limit! Refuel with snacks and ice-cream, and pick up a special Care Day goodie bag before heading home.

And, look out for some awesome prizes up for grabs!

Open to young people with experience of care, their families and carers.

 

Where? Xtreme Jump, Derry-Londonderry 

When? Friday 18 February, 2pm – 4pm

Book? Call Aoife (07854255211) or Donna (07570859639)

And, check out these great events from our friends...

Life is better when we all work together. We want you to design a ‘helping hand’ on the theme ‘TOGETHER WE CREATE COMMUNITY’, to help celebrate Care Day22. Get creative and us how how you think we can create community together, to make life better for young people with experience of care. For all the info, click the button below!

CLOSING DATE – MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY

Get involved!

What will you do to celebrate Care Day 22? Every year, organisations across Northern Ireland organise activities and events to mark Care Day. What will you do? Register your event or activity by clicking the button below.

We have produced a pack of logos for you to use to promote your Care Day 22 event or activity. The pack also includes our special Care Day 22 Posters and flyers!

Just click the button below to download!

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