San Francisco, California
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Taking it to the Next Level is a 2 year Department for Education funded project, a partnership between the National Children’s Bureau and A National Voice.
We’re running a series of 9 events across the country for CiCC members to attend with their Corporate Parents. These events will provide an exciting opportunity for Corporate Parents to work with young people directly and share ideas with other Local Authorities to strengthen the CiCC, explore how Corporate Parents and CiCCs could work more effectively and raise the bar in terms of aspirations and actions to improve outcomes for children in care.
We will be focusing in on three themes this year a) improving placements b) health and wellbeing c) leaving care. The main theme for this event will be ‘health and wellbeing’ although there will be an opportunity to discuss challenges and achievements and to showcase what CiCCs and corporate parents have been doing in other areas. Further programme details to come.
Who should attend
Places are limited and therefore it is a first come first served basis with spaces for 10 Local Authorities per event, (5 places per Authority). These could be broken down as: 2 Corporate Parents (DCS/Lead Member/Senior Manager), 1 CiCC Worker, 2 CiCC Representatives. However, as long as each Local Authority brings at least one Corporate Parent and one CiCC representative, the other 3 places can be filled as the Local Authority wishes.
The event is free. Although Local Authorities would be responsible for their own travel costs, lunch and refreshments will be provided.
When & Where
NCB and ANV
Who are we?
A National Voice (ANV) is a charity run by and for young people in and leaving Care in England aged 5-25; the Board of Trustees are all Care-experienced, and so are some staff. Their main aim is to promote positive changes to the Care system, and to provide a platform for the 67,000 young people in Care in England to have their voices heard.
The National Children's Bureau (NCB) is a leading charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. They work with children and for children, to influence government policy, be a strong voice for young people and practitioners, and provide creative solutions on a range of social issues. NCB recently published the ‘Putting Corporate Parenting into Practice: A Handbook for Councillors’ , essential reading for local councillors and elected members. It sets out the responsibilities of a corporate parent, together with practical exercises and briefings to support effective practice.