The Love work group will be learning about what love really means to infants, children and young people in care and how to make sure their daily lives are filled with it!


Joanna McCreadie

Joanna is a qualified social worker and has worked for local authorities, national government and the third sector.

She has worked for inspection agencies and led community based projects and national child care and education services. Throughout her career Joanna has worked with children affected by significant trauma and loss.

She co-authored Extraordinary Lives and has contributed to a number of national reviews and reports. Her most recent role was as CEO of Seamab, a specialist provider of care and education for vulnerable and traumatised children.

Joanna was a member of the Care Review’ s Discovery group before joining the Journey group, representing the Coalition of Care Providers Scotland.

She was appointed as one of the co-chairs for the Love work group and has jointly led the work on love with Rosie Moore.

Joanna is currently completing an MBA and working as an independent consultant.

Rosie Moore

Rosie is originally from England but has lived in Glasgow since 2014.

She is a care experienced individual who spent the first part of her childhood in kinship care with her grandparents and the second part in numerous foster homes.

Rosie is a qualified Social Worker, having graduated with a first class honours degree from the University of Strathclyde.

Rosie has been part of the Care Review from the beginning, undertaking a variety of roles, including Discovery Group member, Participation Coordinator and most recently Love work group co-chair.

What’s happened lately?

Discover the latest updates from the Love work group.

Let’s get creative about Love

The Care Review is exploring what love really means to infants, children and young people in care and how to make sure their daily lives are filled with it.

Starting on Valentine’s day 2019, the Love group are putting out an open call for people to send a creative contribution to be displayed on their online digital gallery.

You can contribute in any way you like – drawings, painting, photography, poetry, a song or rap to share what love means to you and help the Care Review understand what needs to happen to make sure that people who experience care feel loved.

Send the Care Review your creative contribution on LOVE


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Would you like to share your views on love in Scotland’s care system? Get in touch by email.

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