Children in Care Council
'Have Your Say' is the name of Warrington's Children in Care Council.
‘Have Your Say’ meet three times a month and is supported by Children and Young People’s Targeted Services and Warrington Youth Service.
There's also a younger group for 8-12 year olds, this group meets once a month and are called the '3 C's'.
If you want to learn more about the times and venue of the meetings, please contact your social worker, foster carer or email the Children in Care Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aims of the children in care council
The Children in Care Council aims to improve the service received by children in care and care leavers by listening to the voices and views to those young people who are in the care of the council.
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. They have held a number of events for the junior members to gain their views and enjoy new experiences.
The ‘Have Your Say’ newsletter is distributed quarterly to every child in care and care leavers to keep them up to date with the latest events and information, and to share good news stories.
The group are also involved in a number of projects, including helping to recruit senior managers, meeting the children's minister, and sharing their experiences of being in care with Ofsted and other Children in Care Councils in the region.