My Participation Worker

It's my job to support young people to have a say about their experience of care while they are looked after by Wakefield Council. I am also here to ensure that young people, like yourself know their rights and are supported to have their opinions listened to.     


I help young people to run the Children in Care Council and I am always looking for young people to join and make sure they get a chance to put their views to the managers.


 I run lots of other groups and events for children and young people in foster care, residential care and those getting ready to leave care.


Groups are a great way to meet other young people in care, develop confidence and new skills and have fun - at the same time as making a difference to the service you get while looked after.


 I have supported our Children in Care Council to develop 'A Pledge' for looked after children. This is the Council's promise to you about how you will be treated and what services you will get whilst you are in care.


I work a lot with Barnardo's Children's Advocacy and they can  help looked after children and young people who may have a concern or a complaint or need help to talk to a carer or social worker.


Latest News
The Nominations have been judged and invites to our Awards Ceremony have been sent out.
We also have 30 merit certificates which will be presented to those who just missed a place by their social worker before the end of the year.  A massive congratulation to everyone who was nominated!

It's the Children and Young People's Summit on Saturday.  Keep tuned and we'll let you know how Wakefield are planning to make Wakefield and place to feel Happy, Healthy and Safe

It's the Leaving Care Forum next Wednesday

Then we'll be meeting on the 2nd Friday every month to discuss issues and make real changes to the services that we receive.  If you are 16-25 and would and are living or preparing to live alone get in touch with Richard at

Tell us your ideas for the theme of 2019's Annual Achievement Awards.  See our quick vote form.

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