Children in Care Council

Derby’s Children in Care Council is a group open to children and young people of Derby who are looked after by Derby City Council. We are all aged between 10 and 21 and live in and around Derby.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

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, make friends and have lots of fun.

How can I get involved in the Children in Care Council?

We would welcome you, your views and opinions. We are a small group and we're all in the same boat, so don’t be shy – come and join in! If you can’t attend a meeting, please send us your email address and you can become a virtual member.

The Children In Care Council is coordinated by the Participation Officer, Claire Hurst. If you would like more information, please email or telephone Claire on claire.hurst@derby.gov.uk or 01332 640269.

The short video below has been made by the members of Children in Care Council to promote the work of the Council and encourage other young people in care to join the council.

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.

The video also promotes The Pledge for children in care. The Pledge is a promise made by Derby City Council to all children in their care, and is part of Derby’s commitment to give children in their care the best opportunities they can have in life.

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Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640269
Derby City Council
Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS