World Care Day

World Care Day is world’s biggest celebration of children who grow up in care.

The theme for 2023 is:

‘Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover, Embrace our Stories Instead’.

Children and young people are strong, resilient, and more than just their care experience! This Care Day, we #snapthatstigma and celebrate all young people’s rights and resilience, their stories and their achievements. We stand with them and ask that their collective voices are centred, heard, and celebrated to create positive change.

We want communities across Australia and the world to listen to children and young people themselves, to look beyond the surface, and to see that every care-experienced child and young person is an individual with their own unique story, ambitions, and dreams for the future.

Care Day will be held on Friday 17th February, 2023. 

Get Involved with #careday23

Host an Event

To celebrate Care Day 23, they are encourage people to organise their own #CareDay23 events and activities and also invite people to celebrate Care Day with us by sharing a message of support on February 17 – and remember to use the hashtags #CareDay23 and #Worldcareday23.

If you are organising a #CareDay23 event in your area and would like us to promote it for you, please send a brief summary and link to and we will add it to our #CareDay23 events page.

Get social

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Now in its’ seventh year, the Care Day initiative is underpinned by a collective of nine global voice of care organisations from across the world, including EPIC in Ireland, VOYPIC in Northern Ireland, Who Cares? Scotland, and Become in the UK, Voices from Care in Wales, Fepa in Spain, Fice in Croatia, Voyce in New Zealand and CREATE in Australia all working together to promote conversations about young people defying the odds and succeeding in their own right.