The Children in Care Council (CiCC) are a group of nine young people who have experience of being looked after.  The CiCC meet weekly to focus on working with young people and Achieving for Children (AfC) professionals to help improve the lives of children and young people who are looked after, provision and opportunities for looked after children, care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

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The Children in Care Council are representatives and spoke-persons on behalf of all children and young people who are looked after or leaving care. They represent the views, aspirations and concerns of young people looked after in Richmond and Kingston.

We attend:

  • Quarterly meetings with AfC managers and Kingston and Richmond elected officials
  • Corporate Parenting Panel meetings

We organise:

  • Youth Conferences
  • Train Social Workers – Choices, Rights and Voices
  • Undertake research
  • Plan events such as the annual Celebration of Achievement event as well as the annual Christmas party for young people looked after

Children in Care Council Action Plan 2017-18 (to be uploaded)

Young Person’s version (opens a pdf)

The Children in Care Council undertake consultations every year with young people, foster carers, social workers and AfC managers through a series of interactive Stakeholders Events. They also use information from Viewpoint to help them develop their year key objectives for the year.

Every year the Children in Care Council undertake an Action Plan Residential and develop their Children in Care Council Action Plan.

To be a member you need to be under the care of the Royal Borough of Kingston or Richmond (a looked after child).

See information for young people in care or leaving care to learn more (links to come)

The CiCC group meets every Thursday from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Heatham House Youth Centre.

For more information on CiCC or if you would like to attend our meetings please contact the following people:

Michael Connors (Youth Engagement Lead)

Phone: 020 8288 7511

Email: michael.connor@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Alex Quennell – Youth Engagement Officer

Phone: 020 8288 7511

Email: alex.quennell@achievingforchildren.org.uk