Language That Cares is a collaborative e ort led by TACT that aims to change the language of the care system. Language is a powerful tool for communication but sometimes the way that it is used in social care creates stigma and barriers for understanding. Language is power, and we want children and young people to feel empowered in their care experience.
We have asked children and young people about their wishes and feelings on the day to day language used with, or to talk about, them and Language That Cares is their work.
Language That Cares is not an absolute list of all words used in the care system and does not represent everyone’s view. However, it starts a much necessary discussion about the way we communicate and engage with our children and young people.