Activity and Opportunities for Care Experienced Children and Young People


  • Leadership Group will continue fortnightly from 15th July (5.30 – 7.30pm).
  • Social Group will continue fortnightly from 24th July (4 – 6.30pm).
  • Little Champs will take place fortnightly over the course of the holidays from 4th July onwards (4 – 6pm). This will become a weekly group again after the summer break.


CHAMPS Outing - 29th July
We have an outing on Monday 29th July for those who are involved in Highland Champs group activity. The outing has been arranged in partnership with Police Scotland and will involve a visit to the police custody suite, learning more about the identity parade process and having the opportunity to ask questions about police processes and procedures. This visit will be supported by staff who regularly run the groups, and our local community police officer. 
Eden Court Summer Project (Flyer attached below) - 22nd – 26th July
Please see attached flyer for Eden Court’s summer project under Cashback for Creativity (reaching out specifically to care experienced young people etc,.). It’s suitable for secondary age young people (Highland and Moray).  Please contact Graeme directly (email on flyer) for further info or to book places.


Highland CHAMPS ‘What’s On’ BONANZA (Flyer attached below) - 28th August
Working with a number of partners across Highland, we are bringing together all the best activities and clubs (music, sport, etc), training, employment and volunteering opportunities for Highland care experienced young people. With lots of fun, interactive stalls and games to get involved with, and a photobooth to capture some memories, it’s sure to be a fantastic evening!! And there’ll also be food! ALL those with care experience across Highland are welcome, along with any and all carers, friends, corporate parents and professionals. Come along to find out what amazing new opportunities there are to explore, or what hidden talents you may have!
Moniack Mhor (Flyer attached below) - 26th – 28th August
Song writing workshops in August – it is during school time, so may be easier for our older young people unless YP are able to get time off school. If it makes travel easier, people are very welcome to stay over on the Sunday night. Please contact Moniack Mhor about supporting travel expenses too. They will also be launching the CD that the YP put together last year so a special shout out to any of the young people involved in Journeys who might be able to come for that celebration! Get in touch with Andy at Moniack for full details and to make arrangements - or 07741 910 999
Feis Rois Music Making Residential - 30th August – 2nd September
In conjunction with Barnardo’s, Fèis Rois will be providing a 3-day residential music-making course where up to 10 care-experienced young people, aged 18-25yrs, will:
  • Learn new skills in instrumental music, vocals and song-writing.
  • Record a demo or EP of 3 or 4 tracks created over the weekend.
This will take place at The Old Brewery in Cromarty on Friday 30th of August – Monday 2nd September. The timetable of the weekend is yet to be finalised, but will go something like this:
  • Arriving in Cromarty on the Friday evening around 6pm for pizza at Sutor’s Creek and an informal jam session.
  • Facilitating workshops in song-writing/ensemble playing/general music-making all day Saturday & Sunday.
  • Recording material on Sunday/Monday.
  • Departing Cromarty around 3.30pm on Monday.
Joined by a stellar team of professional musicians and sound engineers who will facilitate the weekend, supported by TJ Bawden and a member of the Barnardo’s team. Accommodation and meals will be provided. No previous experience is necessary, just a keen interest in making some music!
Please contact TJ for further information or to enquire about booking a place. Email or telephone: 01349 862600


Moniack Mhor - October 21st to 24th
Creative writing residential with Kevin MacNeil and Roseanne Watt. Just a date for the diary for now – further information will be available closer to the time. Again please contact Andy at Moniack: or 07741 910 999
If you have any questions about any of the above information, please do not hesitate to contact us, or get in touch direct with the folk identified.
Laura Graham, Development Officer: Youth Participation and Engagement
North Team, Who Cares? Scotland
Old School, High Street, Clachnaharry, Inverness, IV3 8RB
Mobile: 07825 269 678
@WhoCaresScot | |


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