Caroline Richardson

Episode 4,  Feb 19, 2021, 12:04 AM

On this episode, Charlotte sits down with Caroline Richardson. Caroline grew up in Glasgow. One of her earliest memories is when she and her sister were taken into care when she was 3 years old. Despite being surrounded by other children, Caroline often felt alone and spent most of her time with her imaginary friend, Jane. This stemmed from the racism and prejudice she experienced growing up as a mixed-race person in the 70s and 80s. When Caroline left care, she worked hard to conceal that she was Care Experienced. This all changed when she started working at a community centre and she found herself relating to the Care Experienced young people she worked with. Since then, Caroline has been an unwavering children’s right defender. Caroline is the longest standing worker at Who Cares? Scotland and is as every bit as committed to it as she was 20 years ago.