Central Bedfordshire Children in Care Council

Corporate Parenting Panel

This is where elected members, directors, senior management team and multi agency partners from Central Bedfordshire Council meet to monitor and ensure the well being of Children in Care and Care Leavers.  The Children in Care Council also attends the Corporate Parenting Panel meetings to keep the members up to date on the work of the CiCC and also to feed back any information about the services for looked after children. They also co-chair alongside Councillor Dodwell. The next Corporate Parenting Panel will be held VIRTUALLY on Monday, 6th April 2020. If you would like to attend or feedback please email kam.mathu@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

The Pledge which is one of the ways which Central Bedfordshire Council was approved by the Councils Executive Panel and will seek to improve the lives of looked after children, The Pledge is Central Bedfordshire Council’s promise to help you to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well being.  A copy of The Pledge is included in the pack.

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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

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