The Mini Children in Care Council (Mini-CICC) is a young person's council and social group for looked after children aged 7-13.
At this group we:
- make friends and have lots of fun
- help young people to have their voices heard
- use the kitchen facilities to develop our cooking and independence skills
- get involved in various projects to improve the services we use
- give our views and opinions on services - what is working well for us and what needs to be improved
- have drop-ins from services (e.g. street wardens, police, digital resilience)
How often do we meet?
The group meets every three weeks at Easterside Hub.
How can I join?
If you want to come along, please email jointheCICC@middlesbrough.gov.uk.
Mini-CICC's 5 biggest benefits
We think the 5 most important things about being in Mini-CICC are:
- having fun and playing
- making new friends
- getting our voices heard
- meeting important people
- talking to people about things we're worried about
What we've done
We're having a great time being in Mini-CICC! Some of the things we've done so far are:
- developing our cooking skills by making pizzas, cakes, and biscuits
- playing fun games and activities
- taking part in a workshop with Cleveland Police
- consulting with Independent Reviewing Officers about 'what makes a good IRO'
- helping to review the new 'Foster Carer Family Profiles'
- giving feedback on the 'young person's guide to being looked after'
- taking part in a Raising Aspirations workshop with Work Readiness
- meeting with Middlesbrough's Deputy Mayor to discuss what is important to us in Middlesbrough
- helping to develop child friendly Child Protection Plans
- meeting with the Executive Director of Children’s Services to discuss the ‘No Wrong Door’ trailblazer
- going on a trip to Alton Towers as a thank you for our hard work