Kick the stereotype!

Wakefield Children in Care Council want to help break down the barriers young people face - stereotypes of children in care are a challenge.


We have lots of successful young people in care in Wakefield and those that have left care to be successful adults. 


Why not share your story of your journey through care or tell us of an achievement you are proud of. If you write the story anonymously (give yourself a make-believe name in the story) then we can publish it on our website. A great way to inspire others to achieve.


Here are some famous people that grew up in care that you may have heard of? They had successful careers and left a lasting impact on society - keep aiming high.


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Why a Children in Care Council?
Children in care councils (known as CICC's) are an important opportunity for children and young people in care & care leavers to have their say about the care system and discuss any issues. The government asked that all Local Authorities set up CICC's, they all run quite differently, but the central idea is that they are run by young people that have experienced life in care. By sharing their experiences they can help social workers, managers and other professionals deliver services and make sure the lives of looked after children improve. The CICC helps to challenge negative perceptions of looked after children and champion's children's rights. Read more about Wakefield CICC

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