They offer several projects for children and young people’s voices to be heard on both a local and national level.
Two of their projects are Small Kids, Big Ideas and the Children in Care Council. They are very active groups, and the members work hard to improve the lives of children and young people in the care of Southend-on-Sea City Council. Young people can share their views, experiences, and ideas, whilst having fun too!
Some of the achievements of the group include:
- Made a ‘top tips film’ for social workers.
- Black Lives Matters project, the young people wanted to educate young people about this very important issue and have purchased a book for all Looked After Children about race, racism and empowerment. This has been delivered to all Looked After Primary and Secondary aged school children.
- Two of the members took part in our interview skills training and were on the young people’s interview panel for the Director of Children’s Social Work, Early Help and Youth Support.
The group are developing lots more youth voice opportunities for children, young people and families. To find out more or to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the game, I received thanks and a glowing report from them, about their treatment on the day, where a fun time (and a win – not something that’s happened too often with our guests) was had by all, so much so, that we have pencilled in a visit for next season.
Our final guests of the season were the Little Heroes group, Kim Drake, the co-founder and charity coordinator wrote this for me:-