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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
Greenwich Children
in Care Council
Application Pack
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
Hello!
Thank you for your interest in joining Greenwich’s Children in Care Council!
So, what is the Children in Care Council?
The Children in Care Council (CiCC) is a group of young people who will represent the
voice of local looked-after children and young people and those who have left care between
the ages of 7 and 21 (up to 25 for disabled young people and those who are engaged in
education) in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
They have a voice in decision-making and the design and delivery of services that affect
their lives and the lives of others in care!
Aims
The CiCC act as:
1. A consultation group for managers and policy-makers in the design, delivery and
evaluation of projects and services.
2. A lobbying group to influence change in services accessed by children and young
people in care and leaving care.
3. A campaigning group to raise awareness of the rights of children and young people
in care and leaving care, and of what it’s really like growing up in the care system.
4. A forum for developing ideas and projects that aim to improve the lives of children
and young people in care and leaving care.
5. A champion and advocate for children and young people in care and leaving care.
6. A forum for feeding back to the Corporate Parenting Leadership Group and
Corporate Parenting Panel.
Membership
The CiCC is open to ALL children and young people in care and leaving care as possible.
Membership is by self-nomination and must include one endorsement from a non-related
adult. This adult could be: a social worker, a teacher or a manager/employer.
Meetings
The CiCC will meet once every two weeks on the same day of the week in the evenings.
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
What does the role involve?
As a CiCC Member, you have an important role: you’re the voice of looked after children
and young people, and those young people leaving care! You’re representing them in
decisions that affect their lives!
Your Responsibilities
As a member of this group, your responsibilities include:
1. Representing the views of children and young people who are looked after by Royal
Greenwich, or are leaving care.
2. Advising managers and policy makers about the design, delivery and evaluation of
projects and services.
3. Lobbying and campaigning to influence change in services accessed by children and
young people in care and leaving care.
4. Raising awareness of the rights of children and young people in care and leaving care,
and of what it’s really like growing up in the care system.
5. Being a champion and advocate for children and young people in care and leaving care.
Time Commitment
CiCC members would need to commit around 2 hours per week. This commitment
includes attending meetings, the completion of accreditation and checking/responding to
emails, texts or messages.
Duration
CiCC members are asked to be members for a minimum of six months.
Personal qualities and skills
Qualities and skills of a GREAT CiCC member include:
Being able to listen to and respect the views of all young people;
Speaking your mind, honestly and respectfully;
Having great teamwork skills;
Being well organised;
Being approachable and personable;
Having a sense of humour;
Being committed, reliable and punctual.
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
Interested?
GREAT NEWS!
Being a member of CiCC is really easy!
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Read the Terms of Reference for the CiCC (available on our website).
2. Fill out the short application form attached.
3. Get the support (an endorsement) for your application from a non-related adult. This
could be a social worker, teacher or employer. All they need to write is up to 100 words to
tell us why you’d be a GREAT member of the CiCC!
4. Get your parent / carer / legal guardian to sign it off.
5. Then send it back to us by email or post:
Emailgreenwich@participationpeople.com
Post – Greenwich Youth Voice Service, Third Floor, The Point, 47 Woolwich New
Road, Woolwich, London, SE18 6EW.
NB: All the information you provide us with will remain confidential and stored securely. It
will also not be shared with third parties unless written consent is sought from you first.
If you need help with your application or have any questions,
please get in touch with us:
Jasmine 07547 722153
Josh 07522 364314
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
Greenwich Children in Care Council
Application Form
Thank you for your interest in joining Greenwich’s Children in Care Council!
Complete sections 1-2 and 7 yourself.
Ask your adult supporter to complete section 3.
Ask your parent / carer / guardian to complete sections 4-6.
SECTION 1 – About you and your application
Full Name:
Date of Birth:
Address:
Postcode:
Email address:
Mobile number:
Twitter:
Facebook:
School / college:
Do you go to a youth club in Greenwich?
! No
If yes, which youth club do you go to?
Are you a care leaver?
! Yes
! No
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
SECTION 2 – the 4 application questions
Why do you want to
be a part of the CiCC?
What skills and/or
qualities would bring
to the group?
What do I want to
achieve during your
time on the CiCC?
How would you rate
these skills on a scale
of 1 to 5?
1 = So bad
5 = I’m awesome!
(Circle your answer)
Standing up and speaking in front of people
1 2 3 4 5
Leading groups
1 2 3 4 5
Communicating with different groups of people
1 2 3 4 5
Organisation and time management skills
1 2 3 4 5
Adapting when things go wrong
1 2 3 4 5
Dealing with difficult situations
1 2 3 4 5
Evaluating and reflecting on things
1 2 3 4 5
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
SECTION 3 – Adult Endorsement
Endorsing adult’s name:
Endorsing adult’s job role:
This should be a teacher, social worker or employer.
Adult endorsement:
(100 words max)
Why would this young person make a GREAT CiCC member?
Endorsing adult’s signature:
Date:
SECTION 4 – Young Person’s medical, dietary and access information
Details of any medical
conditions, including details
of medication if required:
Details of any dietary
requirements or allergies:
Details of any access
and/or communication
requirements:
SECTION 5 – Media Consent
May we use the young person’s photograph in publicity material,
including printed publications we produce for promotional purposes?
Yes
No
May we use their image on our website?
May we record their image on video?
Are you happy for them to appear in the media?
Are you happy for their full name to appear alongside their image?
Are you happy for them to join closed (private) social media groups?
Including: closed Facebook groups and private WhatsApp groups
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
SECTION 6 – Parent / Carer / Guardian supporting your application
Consent Statement
I consent to my child / ward participating in all Children in Care Council
meetings and events.
I have ensured that my child / ward understands, as far as reasonably possible, that
it is important for his/her safety and the safety of the group as a whole that any rules
and instructions given by staff in charge are obeyed.
I will ensure that any change in circumstances (e.g. recent medication or injury),
which might affect my child/ward’s participation in the activity, will be communicated
with the relevant staff member(s) at The Participation People.
In the case of an emergency, I consent to my child/ward being given any medical
treatment as considered necessary by the medical authorities present.
I note that this form is valid for 1 year from the date of signature. The consent
will automatically expire after this time.
Contact name:
Relationship to young person:
Contact number:
Address:
Postcode:
If applicable
Social worker’s full name:
Contact number:
SECTION 7 – Time to sign off your application!
* By signing off your application, you agree to the role description as detailed in this application pack.
Signed:
Date:
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
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The Participation people are committed to the implementation of equal opportunities in all of
its work. To help us monitor this and ensure we are doing everything we can to engage ALL
young people, we’d ask that you kindly complete this form alongside your application.
Completion of this form is voluntary. This form will be detached from your
application and information collected will remain confidential and anonymous.
Your age
! Under 11
! 11-14
! 15-18
! 19-21
! 21-25
The gender with which you identify
! Male
! Female
! I don’t identify with either male or female
Your ethnicity
Asian or Asian British
Dual Heritage
Roma and Travellers
! Indian
! Black Caribbean & White
! Roma
! Pakistani
! Black African & White
! Irish Traveller
! Bangladeshi
! Asian & White
! Other Asian background
! Other Dual Heritage
background
Black or Black British
White
Chinese
! Caribbean
! White British
! Chinese
! African
! White Irish
! Other Black background
! Other White background
Arab or Middle Eastern
Other
! Arab
! Kurdish
! Other ethnicity,
please specify:
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! Afghani
! Other Middle Eastern
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Greenwich Children and Young People’s Participation Service
A service delivered on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich
| www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youthvoice | +44 (0) 7522 364314 | greenwich@participationpeople.com |
| The Participation People is registered in England and Wales | Company no. 07317496 |
Your sexuality
! Straight / Heterosexual
! Gay Man
! Gay woman / Lesbian
! Bisexual
! Other
Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
! Yes
No
If you answered yes, please tell us with which disability you identify with
! Learning difficulty /
disability
! Long term or life-
limiting illness
! Sensory
! Multiple disabilities
! Mental health issues
! Physical
! Other, please specify: ___________________________________________
Your faith/religious belief
! No religion
! Christian
! Buddhist
! Hindu
! Jewish
! Muslim
! Sikh
Other, please specify: ________________________
Your postcode
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Your school
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