Children in Care Council

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Sutton's Children in Care Council

The Children in Care Council (CiCC) represent looked after children and young people and those who have left care between the ages of 7 and 25 years old. The main purpose of CiCC is to ensure those young people have a voice in decision - making and the design of services that affect their lives and the lives of others in care.

We have two groups, one for children aged 12+ called TRIBE and one for younger children, aged between 7 and 11, called UNITE.

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TRIBE is the name of Sutton's Children in Care Council for young people aged 12+ who are looked after and would like to be involved in decision making and ensuring their voices are heard.

We work on loads of different projects that aim to make a difference for children and young people who are looked after. Our meetings and events are also great opportunities to meet new people.

We are called TRIBE because we are a group of people with something in common.

The infinity arrow and the words "always moving forwards" in our logo are there to show that, although sometimes life may try to pull you back, you will always be launched into something better. We've included the word "together" because TRIBE will always be there for children and young people in care.

Join the TRIBE

TRIBE cannot exist without young people like YOU! We believe that everyone has something unique to offer our Children in Care Council. If you would like to join us, please contact Mandeep Bharaj on 0208 770 6863.

TRIBE's Aims and Objectives are:

  1. to be able to put our views across to the Director of Children and Young People's Department and Lead Member

  2. to make sure that TRIBE is recognised by all agencies and that agencies are committed to listening to and resourcing TRIBE

  3. to meet with looked after children and discuss what their views are and what actions / outcomes they would like taken

  4. to investigate when looked after children have identified concerns and report their concerns to any appropriate committee of trusted members


UNITE has been put together to form a Children in Care Council - set up by children in care, for children in care! So why not join this exciting group and take part in lots of fun activities throughout the year?

What do we do?

We meet during the school holidays and discuss issues that are important to you whilst you are in care. We will offer you information and support on your life in care as you get older. Once you turn 12 years old, we would love you to join our older young people group called TRIBE!

For more information, please contact Mandeep Bharaj on 0208 770 6863.