Care experienced young people
There are an increasing number of opportunities for care experienced young people in Aberdeen. The ACE (Aberdeen Care Experienced) Group is one way that care experienced young people are empowered to participate and effect change in the city.
What is ACE?
ACE stands for Aberdeen Care Experienced and is a group of looked after and care experienced young people who meet regularly to discuss issues that young people have faced during their time in care. All of these issues are then brought to the Aberdeen Champion's Board. Our aim is to make a change and have fun doing it.
Who can get involved?
You can get involved with ACE if you are a young person up to the age of 26 who has been in one of the following at some point in your life:
- Residential/secure - in a unit
- Foster care - with a carer
- Kinship - with family/friends
- At home - on a supervision order
What is a Champion's Board?
A Champions Board is made up of professionals from different organisations who have the power to make positive changes for young people. They meet with the young people four times a year to offer their support, to listen to what needs to be done and to take responsibility for their organisation in making being in care better for young people.
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