In February 2020, the Independent Care Review called for foundational reform of care experience in Scotland. For a transformation of the system that creates it. And for an end to the stigma faced by care experienced people. Shifting public attitudes is a vital component of addressing stigma and creating systemic change at all levels of society.
To build public support for reform, and to encourage positive action, we need to tell a new story. One that shifts the dominant narrative on care experience from ‘the forever damaged other’ to ‘what all children need to thrive’.