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The Children in Care Council is a way that children and young people who are looked after by Wakefield Council can have a say about things that really matter and affect your lives.

We run monthly meetings where young people can discuss things they want to change and improve to the care system with the managers and Councillors that make the decisions.

We run fun activities and events that give you and all looked after children and young people a chance to say what is good about living in care and what we can all do to make it better. We also have reward activities/trips to help develop your skills and to say thank you for your team work.

Want to make a difference? Join the Children in Care Council by completing our on-line form.
 
We have 3 children in care councils depending on your age group.
 - Ages 4 - 11 years - CICC Juniors (meets in school holidays for activities)
-  Ages 12 - 15 years - CICC (meets once a month, plus activities and trips in the holidays)
-  Ages 16 plus - The 16 plus forum meets once a month and is co-delivered with the leaving care team





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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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