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What we did 2012!

 

Here is a wrap up of our achievements for 2012!

 

CICC Together.

 

We attended the first Yorkshire and Humber CICC regional RESIDENTIAL event with a host of other CICC's, involving over 10 children in care councils and over 40 young people!  This was an exciting venture enjoyed by our CICC members; the most rewarding part was meeting other CICC's and learning from each other. We have developed further by attending the regional meetings to share Wakefield's good practice and develop a stronger voice concerning issues in care.

 

 Updated Terms of Reference

Invite the Corporate Director for a question time session at the March 2012 meeting

 

Launched the Health Summary forms for Care Leavers - to help young people understand the treatments and medical care they have received while in a looked after placement

 

Launched the new 'It's My Review'  - consultation packs to ensure children and young people are given a bigger voice in planning their care, covering all aspects such as carers, school, activities, health, religion, and the future. 

 

Implemented the foster carer review forms - giving young people a say in their foster carer's annual review, to highlight areas of good practice and areas for further development.

 

 Attend the APPG in London - All Party Parliament Group for looked-after children and care leavers.

 

Attended the Who Care's Listen Up event in London - to showcase this website!!!

 

Managed the Twitter feed on the Care4Us website to be more interactive and updated on a more regular basis!

 

Children in Care Council got its own budget - plus a treasure who is a young person on the representative group. The group have done an excellent job keeping to budget while achieving all the projects and activities they wanted to cover this year.

 

Celebration of Achievement Events

This year for the first time, we held two separate events for the age groups 4-12 years and 13-21 years.

 

The CLASS Awards introduced for the younger children celebrated with an Oscars and Christmas theme, enjoying a disco, dance troop and the highlight was the children's achievements!

 

Wakey's Got Talent was introduced for the older group hosted at one of our region's most famous venues XSCAPE! A great night was enjoyed by all, with some wonderful achievements and memories to take away.

 

Membership - Develops to a strong core group of 16 committed young people who form the CICC ranging from 12 -21 years

 

Meet the Corporate Parents Event -  The biggest event of the year, where over 40 looked after young people came together to meet 15 elected members to share their experiences of care and plan for the next steps in improved future services. This has led into a project to create a new Corporate Parenting Strategy and will continue into 2013

 

Created a new children's guide for 0-8 years to foster care

 

Young people with care experience delivered 6 training courses to over 100 staff this year to develop their skills, knowledge and practice around participation, children's rights, advocacy and staff made pledges to the young people to keep up the good work.  And much much more... if you would like to come and see one of our Children in Care Meetings in action just get in touch with our Participation Worker who can arrange this for you, (depending on your job role).

 

Latest News
New Care Leavers Group - Starts July 2017

Are you aged between 16-25? Are you/have you been looked after by Wakefield Council? If the answer is yes, you should come along to our new Care Leavers Group. We are starting a new group based on your views, issues or concerns. Drop-in for a chat with other care leavers; this will be a chilled friendly group and we welcome new people. To find out more call the Leaving Care Team on 01924 304100.



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