What we do
The Children in Care Council is made up of children and young people in care who are or have been previously looked after by Bury Council. Every member contributes their own views and ideas to the Children in Care Council and are involved in making important decisions that affect themselves and other children and young people in care.
We usually meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Monday of the month.
On the second Monday of the month, we usually discuss relevant issues relating to members of the Children in Care Council and follow up any actions on the CICC Action Plan. On the fourth Monday, we usually do craft activities, relating to an important topic, or issue CICC have had or are having. For example: CICC have previously created and decorated canvases with the pledge to looked after children on. These were given to professionals that work with children and young people in care and were put up in their place of work to remind them of their pledge.
CICC members enjoy attending the CICC meetings and get the chance to develop their skills and gain new experiences, as well as making a change for themselves and other children and young people in care.