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St Helens Children in Care Council

Get involved

If you want to get involved speak to your Social Worker or email us. Whether you live in Foster Care, in a Children's home or have recently left care, we want to hear from you.

The Group

This group of children and young people meet once a month to make changes for all Looked After Children from St Helens.

The group:

  • Try out activities - art, leisure, health etc.
  • Have a say about what it is like to be looked after
  • Meet and train managers from services that work with children
  • Meet and train Elected Members, the people who are chosen to represent the town
  • Update the St Helens Children in Care Council Website
  • Make sure Looked After Children know what has been achieved

What have they achieved?

The group have:

  • Written a Guide for Care Leavers
  • Influenced the Financial Policy for Children in Care and Care Leavers
  • Designed a Welcome to Care Pack
  • Said what needs to be in a Health Passport - information given to Care Leavers
  • Identified what Health Workers should be working on for Looked After Children