Get involved in our Children in Care Council and have your views heard

What is it?

The Children in Care Council (CICC) shares the views of all children looked after and care leavers in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The CICC gives children and young people the chance to change the support that they receive at every level. It gives young people a chance to have a say about the things that matter in their lives, and it helps shape the way services are run for cared-for children and young people in Tower Hamlets.

The CICC ensures looked-after children and care leavers opinions are listened to by senior managers in social services, so they can hear about the issues affecting young people in care to make changes to improve their experience of the care system.

What do the CICC do?

The group meets to look at the issues they would like to see change. Activities include having food together, going out to places like Winter Wonderland and making new friends. The CICC hope to make other young people's experiences better as a result of the work they do. 

When do they meet?

There are two different CICC groups for looked-after children and care leavers, and they meet every last Wednesday of the month at 5pm at the Leaving Care Service. There is a group for 16 years old and over and an under 16 group called Young Stars.

Leaving Care Service

How do I get involved?

If you would like to get involved, please contact us. 

Participation

Our participation worker co-facilitates the Children in Care Council for looked after young people and care leavers and arranges activities for young people to get involved and uses your voice to influence decision-making and the way we run services.