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Children in care council
Our participation officer can come to see you to listen to your views. You can also get involved with the Children in Care Council, or projects which involve your ideas, for influencing the support you're offered as a child in care.
The Children in Care Council aims to improve the services received by children in care and care leavers by listening to the views of those young people who are in the care of the council.
- The Noise Makers (8-11 years) meet once in each school holiday
- Have Your Say (11-18 years) meet twice per month
Our care leavers also have a monthly group where you can meet workers who can support with benefits, housing, advocacy and employment.
If you want to learn more about these meetings, please contact your social worker, foster carer or email the Children in Care Council at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our participation officer on 01925 443064.
Over the past year, the Children in Care Council have met regularly with the director of families and wellbeing services and the head of the virtual school, to ensure that the voices of children in care are heard.
The group are also involved in a number of projects, including helping to recruit senior managers, attending the All Party Parliamentary group for children in care and care leavers meetings at the Houses of Commons and House of Lords in London, and sharing their experiences of being in care with Ofsted and other Children in Care Councils across the region.