The Children in Care Council (CICC) is made up of young people who are either being looked after or who are care leavers. They meet every two weeks to discuss issues that matter to those in care, and help shape the services that are provided.
Activities include talking to those who provide services (such as social workers), inspecting services for children and young people and giving their view on issues that are important to those in care.
The CICC also represents looked after children in West Sussex on the National Care Leavers Benchmarking Forum and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children in Care and Care Leavers.
Find out more
You can find out more by reading our blog or using the links below.Read our blog (Wordpress) (external link)
- Things that we want from our foster carers (and things to avoid!) (PDF, 3.8MB)
- Leaving care: What next?
- Your right to be heard when you are in contact with Children's Services
Some of the things we have achieved include:
- Positive postcards - We wanted to celebrate the successes young people in care have made with their lives.
- The Pledge - We helped write the promise made to young people in care and care leavers.
- Welcome to Care DVD - We worked with other professionals on this film, editing scripts, advising on design and supplying voiceovers.
If you are interested in getting involved with the Children in Care Council contact Claire Tooke to find out more. There is also an emergency phone number available.