Children in Care Council
Derby’s Children in Care Council (CIC) is a group open to children and young people who are looked after by Derby City Council. We are all aged between 10 and 24 and live in and around Derby.
We currently meet virtually using Microsoft Teams on the first Wednesday of each month (may change around half term) from 5 pm - 6 pm but we will be going back to meeting face to face as soon as we can.
What is the Children in Care Council all about?
- we discuss issues that matter to us and other young people in care
- sometimes we invite guests to come and talk to us
- we campaign for changes to make things better
- sometimes we organise trips and activities
- we get involved in opportunities like the Takeover Day!
- we get involved in training and recruitment and give our views
- we play games, have dinner together (face to face sessions), make friends and have lots of fun!
How can I get involved in the Children in Care Council?
We welcome you, your views, and opinions. We're a small group and 'all in the same boat', so don’t be shy – come and join in!
The Children in Care Council is coordinated by the Participation Team. If you would like more information, please contact the CIC Participation Officer.
The Children in Care Council is for all children and young people with care experience. We talk about the issues that are important to us, as children and young people, and help make positive changes to improve things for everyone. We meet with managers to see how they are delivering on their promises. The views of the Children in Care Council are used to influence the delivery and design of services to improve outcomes for looked after children and care leavers.