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Redcar and Cleveland's Looked After Children's Council 'Have Your Say'
Come and join us at Redcar and Cleveland's Looked After Children's Council where you can be an active voice and make a difference to the issues that affect you.
Here is an example of some of the things young people have told us about the Looked After Children's Council
“The group is amazing; I have made friends and become more confident" Female member aged 19 who has been part of the group for three years
“It's great to know that you are listen to and can make a difference" Male member aged 15 who has been a member for two years
Every last Tuesday of the month the group meets at Tuned In Redcar between 5 and 7pm. If you are aged between 12 and 21 years of age and would like to attend the group please contact: ChildrenTargetTeam@redcar-cleveland.gcsx.gov.uk
Alternatively you can give your thoughts and opinions on the topics that the group are working on by contacting us via the 'Tell Us' button
Key activities and projects for the remainder of 2018:
- Annual Achievement Awards for Looked After Children
- Regional Children in Care Council Conference
- Local Offer for Care Leavers
- Beach House Project
- Corporate Parent Skills Audit
Redcar and Cleveland's Promises to Looked After Children and Care Leavers
As your Corporate Parents, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council promise to:
We promise to listen to the voices of all looked after children and care leavers, ensuring you are not only listened to but where appropriate, your views are acted upon.
We promise to offer you incentives to stay in education, employment and training, celebrating your achievements and successes.
We promise to support you in expressing your opinions about your care, whether that is having access to the support from your independent reviewing Officer, or the information needed so that you can make a comment or complaint.
We promise to give you opportunities to engage with other looked after children, young people and care leavers via our looked after children council groups. Where appropriate to do so we will support you with contact with your family and friends.
We promise to support you with all of your needs, keep you safe and healthy, and give you all the advice, guidance and support you need so that you can achieve your full potential and when ready to do so live independently.