Our Aims

Advocacy:

  • Seek to increase the visibility of the care-experienced community with all levels and areas of work in Higher Education
  • To challenge negative perceptions of people with care experience through enhancing public visibility of care-experienced people in HE
  • To establish a collective voice that can influence policy strategically to ensure that the needs of care-experienced people of all ages in HE are able to access financial, social and emotional support to support their success

Outreach:

  • To develop opportunities for care-experienced people in Higher Education to get to know each other
  • Provide spaces for networking and supportive peer relationships to assist in supporting each other, offering personal experiences and insight into University processes, study and finance
  • To develop relationships internationally between people with care experience working and/or studying in Higher Education

Scholarship:

  • To provide a platform to promote the academic contributions made by people with care experience in a broad range of disciplines
  • To showcase the important contributions made by care experienced people to the understanding and insight into what it means to spend time growing up in care and the challenges and strengths of CEP across the life course
  • To promote the use of scholarship on the care-experience within our teaching to challenges negative expectations, reduce stigma and increase awareness of the need to listen to the voices of people with care-experience.