What does Care Experienced mean?

Our members are all Care Experienced. The term "Care Experienced" refers to anyone who is currently in care or has been for any length of time regardless of their age.

This care may have been provided in many different settings, such as:

Kinship Care

Living with a relative who is not your mum or dad

Looked After At Home

With the help of social work

Residential Care

Living in a residential home or school

Foster Care

Living with foster carers

Secure Care

Living in a secure accommodation


Living with adoptive parents

Why be a member?

Becoming a Who Cares? Scotland member gives you access to a whole range of rewards, opportunities and benefits.

With over 3,700 members, aged between 3 and 75, from different care backgrounds – you’ll get the chance to connect with Care Experienced people from across Scotland and the rest of the world.

You could also help the shape system and change the public perception of Care Experienced people.

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What next?

Once you’ve completed the sign-up form, you should receive your membership pack shortly. If you have any questions, please email membership@whocaresscotland.org or call the National Office – 0141 226 441.

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