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Voices of Care

Voices of Care Council

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The Voices of Care Council is open to all looked after children and young people as well as care leavers.  It is a great opportunity for you to influence important people in Coventry City Council and to make sure we know what your views and concerns are.

The Voices of Care Council is here to:

  • Help the Council make decisions which have an impact on your life.
  • Represent your views as service users.
  • Provide you with access to senior managers and elected members so that you can talk about the issues that affect you.
  • Ensure that the Council is keeping the promises it has made in the Coventry Pledge.

The Voices of Care Council in Coventry are a very successful independently constituted group who work with young people within the care system and care leavers, giving them a voice and an input into the decisions made around the services provided. In Addition, we do various works with social work students and other departments in the council to provide professionals with service user’s point of views. E.g. interview panels, consultations, meetings with elected members all on a voluntary basis. Each year we hold large celebration events for LAC children to celebrate all achievements of young people in care.

Our aim is to establish and improve standards of services for young people by notifying them of service user’s views. We aim to create a better experience of the system for the young people that come after us. The VOC Council is an opportunity to show LAC in a new positive light and high light their success and achievements.

How to get involved

  • Join the steering group and come along to monthly meetings.
  • Become a representative for primary school age children, secondary school age or care leavers.

Being a member of the Voices of Care Council is important.  It gives you the chance to get involved in groups outside Coventry and to receive training. It's an opportunity for you to meet other people who have experience of being in care.  It also helps build confidence and looks good on your CV!

Participation team

Email: voices@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 1432

443 Floor 4
Broadgate House
Broadgate
Coventry
CV15FS

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