Children in Care Council

Are you a care experienced young person and are you passionate about making a difference for others who are in care or have moved on from care?
 

Then join our Children in Care Council today!
 

At the Children in Care Council, we provide a safe space for young people to meet monthly, socialise and give their views on their experience with social services.

We discuss opinions on social workers, residential homes and how the council helps with things like finances and education. We ensure that your voices get heard and that the decision-makers in the council hear what you have to say.

This short video talks about some of our regular members’ experiences:

What we are looking for...  

We are always recruiting new members and if you are aged 13-25 and want to make a positive change, we want you!

Meet our current members!
 

When do we meet?  

We meet every month on a Saturday afternoon, and every session is different! We particularly like the sessions where we get to ask the big people in the council to talk with us so we can discuss any changes we think should be made in the care system.
 

Benefits of joining the Children in Care Council...  

  • you will have the opportunity to have your voices heard and dependent on your age, can get involved with our accredited training courses, including AQAs in recruitment skills and communication (which will look really good on your CV!)

  • you can also take part in presentations to other groups and professionals locally and nationally.
     

How to get involved

If you think you’d like to get involved and can dedicate your time to our monthly meetings, we would love to hear from you!

  • you can call on 01273 295 510 for an informal chat.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Brighton Children in Care Council, please get in touch for a chat by contacting youth@brighton-hove.gov.uk
 

Useful links

IMO is a voice for young people in care and for care leavers. It is somewhere you can share stories, experiences and achievements, get and give advice, and find loads of great free stuff! Call 0207 340 7668, or email hello@imohub.org.uk.

Coram Voice enables and equips young people to hold to account the services that are responsible for their care. Call for free on 0808 800 5792, email help@coramvoice.org.uk, or online.