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A new online project engages the care community on a range of topics

November 25, 2019

What is #CareConvos?

 

#CareConvos is a monthly Twitter chat hosted by Rosie Canning and supported by Aoife O’Higgins. On the first Monday of every month, we invite people to come and talk about various aspects of the care experience and think collectively about changes in practice and policy. So far, we’ve discussed education, research engagement, language and relationships.

To join us, open Twitter and type #CareConvos in the search box, then click on ‘latest’ and you’ll see all related tweets in reverse chronological order. Join in from there!

 

Who is #CareConvos for?

We invite anyone who has an interest in improving the lives of children and young people in care to come along. That’s care experienced people, foster and kinship carers, social workers, residential care workers, virtual schools, voluntary sector professionals, advocates as well as friends and family of those who are touched by the care system.

 

 

What happens during #CareConvos?

 

Every month anywhere between 30 and 50 people take part in conversations on various topics. We tweet from @Convos4Care and ask questions to stimulate discussion. Imagine a group of people sat together in a coffee shop having a chat: some drift in and out of the circle, a few people are just listening (we see you lurking, and we welcome that!), while others are passionately discussing the problematic language used around the care experience, the role teachers play in children’s education or the importance of relationships in young people’s lives.

 

 

What’s so special about #CareConvos?