The Care Leavers Forum (Care Leaver Independent Collective, CLIC) is made up of young people who are supported by the council leaving care team known as the Transitions Team. These young people are 18 -25 (depending on their educational status) and are either living independently, living with a host or staying put with foster carers. They are recruited to the forum through advertisements on Facebook, through their Young Person’s Advisors (YPA) or social worker.
The group meets monthly and has its meeting combined with a peer support element as these young people can be very isolated. The formal part of the meeting is for an hour and half where they look at policy developments and service provision and give feedback to officers. This group also takes part in the National Care Leaver Covenant and National Benchmarking Forum which feeds into national policy development for Care Leavers.
Please view our guides to help you access our virtual meetings and for more information about CLIC or virtual meetings please contact Shaq on 07823523027
The Children in Care Council (CiCC) is made of young people aged 11-18 who are in care of the City Council, some live with foster carers, in residential homes, with friends and family carers or independently. These young people are nominated to become members of CiCC by their social workers, Independent Reviewing Officers (IRO), foster carers or other professionals who feel that young person would benefit from the skills acquired as part of the council. CiCC is a statutory requirement as laid down by the Care Matters White Paper 2007.
This group meets monthly. The young people complete induction training; interview training and some will complete the Total Respect Training. In addition to the group meetings, they meet twice a year with the Corporate Parenting Board. The CiCC work plan includes consultation on all of the reports sent to this board. This process is to ensure the experiences and opinions of the young people are embedded into service delivery and development. This group attends national forums through the National Children’s Board (NCB) which advises on national policy. Wolverhampton’s Care Leavers Forum Please view our guides to help you access our virtual meetings and for more information about our CiCC or virtual meetings please contact Shaq on 07823523027