About the ‘It’s Our Care’ campaign
‘It’s Our Care’ will be an opportunity for Members of Parliament (MPs) to hear directly from care experienced young people (aged 12-25), in person at the houses of parliament, though local action or social media.
The campaign has been co-produced with young people and will begin with a day of action in Westminster on Wednesday 22 June. More campaign activity will be delivered throughout the year.
Day of action, Houses of Parliament Event Wednesday 22 June
The organisations have worked with young people to design an in-person lobby of parliament in Westminster on Wednesday 22nd June, when we will support care experienced young people to meet their MP.
They will be supported meeting with senior Government and opposition figures throughout the day, a private roundtable will be facilitated which will seek cross-party support for taking forward the views of young people.
The hope it to have 100 young people at the Houses of Parliament on a first come, first serve basis.
The current agenda is:
Other ways to get involved:
They will create virtual and local methods of ‘meeting’ MPs, to support those who are unable to travel to parliament, which also doubles up as our ‘plan B’ should COVID restrictions change.
- Have a Zoom call with your local MP (after 3pm)
- Write a message or letter to your local MP
- Invite your MP to have a meeting with your children in care council or care leaver forum
Share It’s Our Care Day though your social media channels
- Use the hashtag #ItsOurCare
- Contact your local MP’s
- Share messages and stories from your children in care council
- Retweet posts from the day
- Reporter-style blogs and videos about the review and the recommendations