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The Children in Care Council is a small group of young people currently being supported by social services. The aim of the group is to help make sure services and support for looked-after children actually work for those children. It provides a chance to:
Attend our Corporate Parenting Panel to let us know how Shropshire's service can be improved
Be part of the children’s interview panel when new staff are recruited
We have a charter for children that needs to be met with your help. We welcome feedback on the pledge we've made (attached to this page). We aim to support and empower you to participate and be involved in decisions which affect your life, to help make sure you have access to the services you need and the opportunity to say how services are delivered.
We want to know if you're:
Happy where you live
Able to stay in touch with friends and family
Able to freely express your view
In touch with someone to talk to who you trust
Supported with your education
Learning skills and gaining knowledge and understanding, in preparation for independence
Social group meetings
Trips/days out/walks and picnics
Bowling, trampolining (young people are invited to make suggestions)
2019/20 Project Shining Stars, radio/podcast broadcast 11-17 yrs (contact Wendy for more information - see below)
Young people (1–17 years) meet on the first Saturday of the month (virtually via Teams). When face to face contact resumes we will meet in the Tesco Community Room, Shrewsbury. (Groups can also meet in other parts of the county by request).
We offer training and development in interviews, and learning new skills, and have a buddy system if you'd like to talk to another person about their experiences. If you need any further advice or want to chat please contact Wendy at email@example.com