Care experienced people are people of any age who have spent any time within the care system; whether that’s through foster care, residential care homes, adoption, kinship, secure care, or having social work intervention. This is what makes someone 'care experienced'. THREAD 👇
Care day is a national awareness day held in February to celebrate care experienced people. @ReclaimCare was formed in response to the tokenism which our community experienced on these days. Voices of care experienced people were often being lost due to poorly planned campaigns.
On #CareDay21 we decided, in response to National Care Leavers Week, that we wanted to RECLAIM the day for care experienced people from organisations, charities and non #CEP. This led to the creation of our first campaign & manifesto.

Read our manifesto:
Our Care Day campaign centred around how charities and people who aren’t care experienced can do better to support and amplify care experienced voices. (@ReclaimCare)
We used the hashtag #SolidarityNotCharity to spread our message.

Explore our Care Day campaign here:…

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9 Apr
How has The Times responded to the Government's grotesque denial of the existence of institutional racism? With a call for measures to improve black lives? By speaking truth to the power that delivered that report?
No, of course not.

This is The Times we are talking about: a newspaper so transphobic @GoodLawProject refuses to talk to it on any subject. It has responded with a hatchet job on the country's leading voice for racial equality, @RunnymedeTrust.
That piece takes particular issue with @RunnymedeTrust joining forces with @GoodLawProject to tackle this Government’s cronyism which is bringing international shame to the United Kingdom.
Read 12 tweets
8 Apr
This is @ReclaimCare here with our final thread of today's #TwitterTakeover 💪

As a collective we are growing in the number of care experienced people and allies who have joined us. You can see some of our current collective members via our website✨…
We would like to extend an invite to all #CareExperienced people to join the @ReclaimCare Collective. You can do this by filling out the contact form on our collective page, or sending us a message on Twitter.…
We also welcome allies to join the Reclaim Care Collective. You can do this by either sending us a DM via our Twitter @ReclaimCare - or by filling out our contact form on the following page:
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8 Apr
Hello! It's @ReclaimCare here again.

The Independent Care Review for England aims to give an independent insight into the children’s social care system within England and bring about the change it desperately needs. 👇
As a community collective, one of our core concerns is whether the review will provide #TraumaInformed support & care to those who engage with the review itself, during & after - and how we foster community connections and support. @ReclaimCare
We also wish to highlight and share some of the concerns other care experienced people and allies have illustrated about the review

Read 6 tweets
8 Apr
We want to create safe and healing spaces for care experienced people to come together. In these spaces we can talk about our care experiences, life in general, & have a space where we are all equal. This is why every first Thursday of the month we hold “Reclaim Gatherings” 👇
Reclaim Gatherings are spaces designed for care experienced people of any age to join and feel safe in. We often have a set discussion topic for each of the gatherings, but recently we’ve found the conversations have an organic narrative and can take on a different direction.
As a collective, we have also decided to host “Reclaim Fun”. These are a safe space for care experienced people to ‘let go’. The focus of the sessions are about having fun.

Details on the first “Reclaim Fun” will be announced soon, so follow @ReclaimCare for the latest updates!
Read 4 tweets
8 Apr
As a collective we're interested in creating spaces for care experienced people. We want to facilitate this so our community can take ownership of these spaces and our own narratives. We do this via monthly gatherings & by creating responsive projects together. @ReclaimCare 👇
This is why we created a short guide on how to be an ally for care experienced people, which was also sparked by this article written by @radishgrrl :…
A Short Guide on care experienced Allyship: ✨@ReclaimCare
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2 Apr
Necessarily logically embedded in the call for judicial diversity is a recognition of the fact that the law is a human instrument and that judges bring to it their own values and experiences.
And, in fact, the call for judicial diversity is more than that: it is a recognition that judges have biases and they are likely to be the biases of, for example, their colour or social class or lived experience.
If those with authority and privilege believe they encounter those judicial biases they have, I believe, a moral obligation to speak them, fearlessly, and without regard for the effect of doing so on themselves. That is what the responsible exercise of privilege looks like.
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