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Important governmental call: Should care experience become a protected characteristic?

chestnuttree August 12, 2023 13:50

This is an important call for all adopters and their children. Please share your views by following the link below. One of Josh MacAlister's recommendations in the Independent Review of Children's Social Care was to make being care experienced a protected characteristic. This would provide protection against discrimination and requirements on public bodies to tackle inequalities for care experienced people.

The Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, has now made a public call and wants to know whether or not children in care, care experienced people and others (such as adopters) think care experience should become a protected characteristic, and why. It will only take 5-10 minutes to share your views, it is a very short survey.

Obviously, the more people respond the better. Those with older children might want to pass this on to their children too. Respond to the call here:


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