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Central Bedfordshire Children in Care Council

Introduction

This is where you can find out information on being in care and leaving care and how to be Children In Care Council member. Read more.

Children & Young People Awards Ceremony 2020

As we were unable to host the Children and Young Peoples Awards in the same way this year, we have also made a special video to celebrate your achievements. Please have a look by accessing the link below https://centralbedfordshire.box.com/s/chr3w8fvqc1k66d2tuelbgj1jhjxzmn5

Children in Care Council Meetings & Activities 

Due to the current pandemic we have suspended all face to face meetings and are providing fortnightly virtual CiCC meetings and  activities to support, and to keep you entertained.  Please find a programme of virtual activities being delivered during the Autumn Timetable To join the fun activities or CiCC meetings, please access the following link  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.  

AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED FOR CARE LEAVERS 

Please find details about an an exciting job opportunity specifically for Care Leaver. Internship for Care Leavers. If you are interested in applying please plan ahead and think about applying. If you need some help with your application, please contact your Personal Advisor.

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Looked after Children

Information for Children and Young People in Care

The following pages include information about being in care in Central Bedfordshire. The information has been written with the support from the CiCC. Every young person is different and the journey through care may also be different but we have tried to explain what happens and what things mean. If you do have any questions about your care then please speak to your social worker or contact the CiCC. Read more

Please find details about some exciting events

The Family Justice Young People’s Board are recruiting and need your help! Please find further details 

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Care Leaver

Information for Care Leavers

The following pages will have information for Central Bedfordshire Care Leavers, you will be able to find out about the Care Leavers Charter and Pathway Plans but also what your entitlements are as a Care Leaver. Read more

AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED FOR CARE LEAVERS

Please find details about an an exciting job opportunity specifically for Care Leaver. Internship for Care Leavers

If you are interested in applying please plan ahead and think about applying. If you need some help with your application, please contact your Personal Advisor.

Lastly, please remember your best interests is an absolutely priority for us all. 

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Virtual CiCC

Meetings / Forum

Where young people can log on to be part of a CiCC meeting and to take part in consultation Read more

Events

The CiCC is open to all children and young people in care and care leavers. If you would like to know more about the CiCC please email your details to cicc@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Due to the current pandemic we have suspended all face to face meetings and are providing fortnightly virtual CiCC meetings and  activities to support, and to keep you entertained.  Please find a programme of virtual activities being delivered during the Autumn Timetable. To join the fun activities or CiCC meetings, please access the following link  Join Microsoft Teams Meeting.  

If you struggle to access the meeting using Teams, my colleagues Gemma and Stephanie will help you.  Please call them on, 07825853643 or 07814 704354 before the meeting begins.

AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED FOR CARE LEAVERS

Please find details about an an exciting job opportunity specifically for Care Leaver. Internship for Care Leavers

If you are interested in applying please plan ahead and think about applying. If you need some help with your application, please contact your Personal Advisor.

Lastly, please remember your best interests is an absolutely priority for us all. 

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Useful Websites

Latest News

Mind of My Own App   

Virtual Apps to stay in touch and help to protect children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

 The Mind of My Own App gives children and young people in Central Beds a voice and helps them to communicate and tell us how they feel about the support they are receiving and their wishes and feelings. Children and young people said they find speaking this way much easier. It can be translated into over 100 different languages.

The App is mainly used with children up to the age of 15. For more information please access the poster attached.Mind of My Own Information

Care Leaver AppThe Care Leaver App, which is free to download and includes information, advice and guidance for care leavers across a range of subjects including Benefits and Entitlements, Housing, Managing Money and Advocacy.

What else?

  • The App can be used without the need for an internet connection
  • Content within the App can be translated into several languages.
  • A directory of local and national services and organisations that can offer further help and support
  • Listings of local events, activities and meetings.
  • Events are searchable by keyword and date.
  • A contact page for the leaving care team, including any emergency contact details, and much more
  • Find the App by searching “Central Bedfordshire CLA”.
  • The App is for Care Leavers that are aged15 and over.

For details and support for both Apps, please call 0300 300 4992 or email cicc@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

The Children in Care Council (CiCC) felt that some of the words that are used for children and young people in care and those leaving care, could be replaced with words that are positive and make them feel empowered. They created a 'Dictionary of terms’ to help those working with children and young people Providing Language That Cares

The regional Children in Care Council have devised top tips to support those who work and engage with children and young people and to encourage good practice.Top 10 Tips for Central Beds Practitioners

CiCC Ambassadors at the House of Lords

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CICC Football Tournament

CiCC receive 'Thank you' messages from Frontline Participants

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Past Events

Corum Voice Winner CiCC Ambassador Natasha Rowe and Dr Who! Read More

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