Central Bedfordshire Children in Care Council

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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

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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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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