Event to celebrate looked after children and care leavers

Care leavers Published Wednesday, 21st February 2018

Dozens of looked after children and care leavers are attending a regional event today that has been organised by young people from Worcestershire.

They, along with staff from Worcestershire County Council and partner organisations, are supporting children's councils from across the West Midlands.

Children's councils promote the voice of looked after children and care leavers by speaking with influential decision makers within the County to ensure that they have their specific needs met.

The West Midlands Regional Event for Children in Care and Care Leavers' Councils is to coincide with Care Day 2018 on Friday (February 16th) and is taking place to celebrate looked after children and care leavers in the county.

Councillor Andy Roberts, who is attending the event along with Chairman Anne Hingley, said: "It's an honour to be attending this event. Our looked after children and care leavers are a fantastic bunch of youngsters. We hope everyone who attends has a great day."

A total of 130 young people from 14 local authorities are attending the event in Worcester.

This event will give the young people the opportunity to show case some of the great things that Worcestershire has on offer and support children and young people to have their voice heard by influential policy creators. There will also be a number of workshops including Lobbying your Council, RSPCA Animal Welfare, Making Animations and Independent Skills to outline abilities needed to live independently.