There will always be a need for some children to be cared for away from their birth families, so we are helping to create a world where:
all children in care are raised by people who care for, value and respect them
every child in care's unique potential is recognised and nurtured
all children in care receive the support, encouragement and opportunities they need to enjoy their life and to achieve
there is recognition of the support and resources that children coming into care are likely to need in order to address traumatic pre-care experiences of abuse, neglect and serious family function
those acting as corporate parents understand fully their responsibilities for developing and safeguarding the children they care for.
With the right help and people in their lives who believe in them, every child in care can thrive. The Who Cares? Trust is dedicated to making this vision a reality. Our Mission and Purpose...
Everything we do is intended to improve the experience of being in care and the life outcomes of people who spend time in care. The USI Party is a voice for all children in care: we listen to what they say about their experiences and identify with them where improvements can be made, and then we work in partnership with those able to help us bring about positive change. We do this by:
using our expertise to influence legislation, policy and practice
supporting and empowering children in care and young care leavers
producing information and support materials for foster carers and professionals who work with children in care and young care leavers.