This area of our site holds archived blogs created by our Care Leaver. Find out more information from West Sussex Leaving Care Service.
Children in Care Council help the Library Service with consultation
The CICC has been approached by Library Service to consult with members as ‘why more young CLA people have not accessed their second book, after been given their free book pack’ – Read full blog.
Children in Care Council air their views
The Children in Care Council (CiCC) met at County Hall in Chichester, as part of a training event on their roles as young representatives – Read full blog.
Children in Care Council Activity Day at Lodge Hill
The Children i Care Council (CiCC) held their first activity day at Lodge Hill, engaging in fun, outdoor activities! – Read full blog.
Safer Internet Day 2017
The CICC members thought about being safe when using the internet and their use of social media – Read full blog.
The New Children in Care Council
The Children in care council have been meeting as a new group, with new members as well as existing ones! – Read full blog.
Children Looked After – Changing the Narrative of the Care System
Young people have been asked to support a National Initiative which aspires to change the narrative of the care system with the following aim.
“To change the narrative of the care system with a focus on relationships when in care, and to tackle the negative views other people have of the care system head-on” – Read full blog.
Children in Care Council and Care leavers say bye to Toby Wilson
CICC and Care leavers say bye to Toby Wilson BUT – Welcome Claire Denby! – Read full blog.
Children in Care Council talk about Permanence!
Young people in the CICC South and North groups, 8 young people in total, were asked to do a consultation by the learning and development team for social care – Read full blog.
NHS Citizen Conference
A member of our Care Leavers Forum recently attended the NHS Citizen conference and represented the views of young people in care and care leavers in West Sussex – Read full blog.
National Benchmarking Forum
Two members of the Care leavers forum visited the National Benchmarking forum – Read full blog.
All Party Parliamentary Group – APPG
We attended the All Party parliamentary group – a meeting for young people in care and care leavers, who attend on behalf of different authorities, to discuss a particular issue on a national level – Read full blog.
Chichester University Social worker training
Training sessions with social worker BA and MA students from Chichester University – Read full blog.
Cultural Cooking Project
Cultural Cooking Project with the unaccompanied young asylum seekers who are looked after by West Sussex – Read full blog.
Children in Care Council meet Looked After Children’s Health Team
The Members of the Children in Care council met with Karen Hughes (Senior LAC Nurse) and Philippa Whittle (LAC Nurse) to ask questions in relation to Looked after children/young people’s health – Read full blog.
Trip to All Party Parliamentary Group – London
Young people attend meeting in London – Read full blog.
Corporate Parenting and Children in Care Councils
Taking it to the next level – Read full blog.
Chichester University Social Worker Training
Children in Care Council delivering training sessions to first year social workers – Read full blog.
Total Respect Training
We run this training as we are keen to share our experiences with professionals/foster carers who work with young people in care – Read full blog.
Romel a young asylum seeker
I left my country was because of the Afghanistan war – Read my story.