1000 Voices

1000 Voices project

Background

1000 Voices began as a manifesto call-to-action ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary Election within the charity Who Cares? Scotland.

The ask was that all political party leaders, should they become First Minister, commit to listening to 1000 care experienced voices.

With the announcement of the Independent Care Review in October 2016, the 1000 Voices project was commissioned to help answer that very question.

What did 1000 Voices do?

As an integral part of the Care Review, 1000 Voices gave people with care experience a unique, dedicated space to share their views independently and safely, gathering evidence from at every stage.

Through workshops, events, 1-1 sessions, focus groups, online and over the phone, the 1000 Voices and Care Review teams travelled all over Scotland to engage with children and young people and hear their thoughts and views on how to make the best possible ‘care system’.

The 1000 Voices team, who brilliantly supported the Care Review, finished their work in December 2019.

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