To guarantee that individuals who have experienced living in alternative care settings can participate in processes and decisions to improve the child care system, Doncel, with support from the Latin American Network of Care Leavers, Better Care Network, and Changing The Way We Care, carried out the first Regional Mapping of Activists with care experience in Latin America and the Caribbean.
These organizations have long been working to promote and reinforce the participation of care leavers in alternative care discussions. The need to reform and improve child protection and care systems has become increasingly evident both in Latin America and globally. Knowing and supporting care experienced activists is very important to ensure care leavers’ voices are heard. The purpose of this research is to map ‘activists’ with lived experience of alternative care.