London Children In Care Council
The London CiCC is sponsored by ALDCS (Association for London Directors of Children’s Services) with the following key aims:
• To improve the care experience for looked-after children & young people and care leavers across London;
• To improve opportunities to identify common themes and issues across London;
• To enable opportunities to influence policy and services affecting looked after children & young people and care leavers in London;
• To improve young people’s skills and confidence through participation.
Programme of work
Activities – the following activities are a suggested guideline to any future developments based on the existing work that has taken place to date and suggestions from the young people who have been involved across the work.
1. Outreach to CICCs – We will have outreach to local areas to ensure that diverse boroughs and groups are engaged in the work. Contact will be made across the boroughs to create a wider framework of voice and influence. Through this we hope to sustain wider engagement and ensure that all projects are linked to what boroughs also want.
2. Regional events – We will gather a range of views and perspectives to influence regional policy and practice, there will be four meetings per year, where representatives from the CICCs can come together and work on a number of identified areas. This group will be supported by a youth advisory board and these young people will plan and develop a programme of activities, that is about promoting the voice of care experienced young people and care leavers.
3. Research – Young people’s views and opinions will be highlighted through youth-led research, and we want to ensure that is retained as a core aspect of our work moving forward. The themes for the research will be identified with the young people as the work progresses.
4. Training and development – through the CiCC meetings there will be a range of training and development opportunities in place as identified by the young people
5. Regional Influence – in line with the key areas of priority identified with the young people we will establish a number of links where young people can help shape regional priorities i.e. Healthy London Partnership, London Funders and also the Youth-Led Hustings for the Mayoral Elections.
• Increased engagement across London of young people in care and care leavers in regional decision making
• Increased skills and confidence of young people in care and care leavers in influencing regional priorities
• Increased collaboration across London around the addressing needs of young people in care and care leavers
• Youth-led research creating a higher profile of key issues being faced by young people in care and care leavers
• 4 regional CICC meetings with over 150 young people
• 6 youth advisory board meetings with up to 30 young people
• 4 training sessions for the Pan London CICC members with 80 young people
• 1 youth-led research project facilitated with 50 young people
• 3 roundtable meetings with policy leads
The Job description for the CiCC development officer post.The deadline to apply is Monday 11th November and we will have interviews the week of 18th November.