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Children in care council

Are you aged between 8 and 18 and in care?

Do you want to have fun, meet other children and young people and make a difference?

If you want to get involved - join the Children in Care Council!

The CiCC is a youth club which meets every month.

You'll take part in fun activities, find out what other children and young people think and make changes to improve the lives of children and young people in care.

Food and refreshments are always provided.

What will you do?

  • Meet new people.make new friends with other children and young people who are in care and learn new skills.
  • Have fun. Take part in lots of activities, trips, visits and residential stays like: 
    • going to the zoo
    • arts and crafts
    • sports
    • cooking
    • going to the cinema
    • climbing
  • Have your say. Share your views, experiences and ideas and help us make things better for children and young people in care.
  • Ask questions. Meet managers and workers, ask lots of questions and find out what they do for you.
  • Help others. Make a difference to the lives of children and young people in care and help us arrange and organise events like the LAC Celebration and our activities.

The Children in Care Council (CiCC) aims to improve the lives of children and young people in the care of Bedford Borough Council by campaigning on their behalf, creating projects and events for them and by working together with Bedford Borough Council and the Corporate Parenting Partnership Group. All sessions are currently being held ‘virtually’ via video conferencing platforms.

8 to 12 year olds - come to CiCC Junior

Please come at 5pm - 6pm to any or all of the upcoming groups:

  • Thursday 14th January 2021
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021
  • Wednesday 10th March 2021
  • Wednesday 7th April 2021
  • Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Wednesday 16th June 2021
  • Wednesday 14th July 2021
  • Wednesday 8th September 2021
  • Wednesday 6th October 2021
  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021
  • Wednesday 1st December 2021

13 to 18 year olds - come to CiCC Senior

Please come at 6pm - 7pm to any or all of the upcoming groups:

  • Thursday 14th January 2021
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021
  • Wednesday 10th March 2021
  • Wednesday 7th April 2021
  • Wednesday 5th May 2021
  • Wednesday 16th June 2021
  • Wednesday 14th July 2021
  • Wednesday 8th September 2021
  • Wednesday 6th October 2021
  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021
  • Wednesday 1st December 2021

We hope to see you there!

Hayley, Emily and Matt – Engagement and Development team, Children's Services

Get involved and have your say

If you want to find out more or to get involved please:

Email us at CICC@bedford.gov.uk

Use the Get Involved online form below

Join CiCC youth club

Together we will create a strong voice for children and young people in care.

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