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.


What’s it like to coming to one of our Children in Care Council sessions? This short video talks about some of our regular members’ experiences.

Who are we?
 

We are Brgithon and Hove's Children in Care Council and we ensure that your voices get heard and that the decision-makers in the council hear what you have to say.

What are we 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!

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.

Why should you join 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 leadership and communication that will look really good on your CV... but wait, there’s more!

You can take part in presentations to other groups and professionals locally and nationally.

How can you join!?
 

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!

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.gcsx.gov.uk