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After care

Children

in Care

PARTICIPATION IN SOCIETY

We want you to feel part of your community and to help you with this:

  • You will have the opportunity to be nominated for an I Award. This is an annual award ceremony that celebrates the achievements of children who are looked after and care leavers
  • You will have the opportunity to be nominated for local and national awards
  • We will support you to access your hobbies and interests
  • You will have the opportunity to be nominated for Care Leaver of the Month
  • You can have access to a webpage information on opportunities to join groups and wolveschildrenincare.com
  • You will have the opportunity to access advice and guidance on challenging any discrimination you may face as a care leaver
  • You will have access to advice and guidance to secure British Citizenship before the age of 18 if you are required to apply
  • You will have the opportunity to come together with other young people and staff to build relationships, for example, at our annual Easter half away day, our annual Christmas party, our annual summer BBQ and our annual Christmas meal
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in the annual National Take Over Challenge
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in a full week’s activities to celebrate Care Leavers Week
  • You can access to Facebook/webpage / Twitter link / Instagram link / children who are looked after website to ensure awareness of events and significant changes in service delivery
  • You will be asked to take part in or annual care leaver survey to ensure you can feedback your thoughts on the services provided to you
  • You be offered an exit interview when you no longer require the services of the Transitions Team
  • You can get support to help you to enroll on the electoral register to enable you to vote
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in supporting the Election processes provided by City of Wolverhampton Council
  • You will have the opportunity to join a monthly care leavers forum, ‘Care Leavers Independent Collective’ supporting young people to have their say about the services they receive or require
  • You will have the opportunity to sit on the Corporate Parenting Board representing care leavers
  • You will have the opportunity to attend the National Care Leaver Bench Marking Forum events
  • You will have the opportunity to be trained in Total Respect (training for professionals, by care experienced young people) and facilitate this training for professionals
  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to the selection process for internal and external job roles at the City of Wolverhampton
  • You will have the opportunity to develop the National Covenant for Care Leavers as part of the Wolverhampton’s role as a pilot local authority
  • You will have the opportunity to attend National Citizenship Service at no cost for care leavers aged16-17
  • You could be entitled to an English National Concessionary Pass which gives those of you who are registered disabled, free travel by bus anywhere in England during 'off-peak' from Monday to Friday