A LIGHT was shone on children and young people in Inverclyde who have spent time in care to mark Friday's Care Day 2021.

In Inverclyde, Proud2Care and Mini Champs are two local groups, run by Inverclyde Council/Health and Social Care Partnership and Your Voice, which raise awareness of care-experienced young people, their rights and empowering them.

Young people involved can include those in residential, foster or kinship care, as well as anyone who is adopted or looked after at home with support.

Council leader Stephen McCabe said: “We have fantastic networks locally supporting carers and care experienced people.

“Care Day is an opportunity to celebrate that and the part they play in making Inverclyde the caring and compassionate place it is.

“It’s also a chance to acknowledge the hard work that goes on behind the scenes by staff and volunteers across the council, HSCP and the third sector supporting our caring community.”