Website Testing

Posted: Thu, 02 May 2013 18:45 by Sam Harvey

This evening 6 young people kindly gave up their time to come to County Hall and test the new website.

They all really liked it, favourite bits included the forums and games area - What is your favourite? Why not start a forum chat and we can see who likes... Read More »

Tags: Website, Volunteer

A National Voice visits our CICC

Posted: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:59 by Sam Harvey

The April CICC meeting was observed by Rosi from A National Voice. Rosi is writing a report for the government on Children In Care Councils and had asked to come and see how ours are run.

We were really happy with her report as we got some really great feedback.... Read More »

Tags: CiCC, Corporate Parenting, Voice, APPG, Board, meetings

APPG Parliament Visit

Posted: Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:00 by Sam Harvey

Today we went to the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting in Westminster.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring groups of children in care together so that issues can be addressed to the highest authority possible.

"It was brilliant seeing other CiCC's we... Read More »

Tags: Corporate Parenting, entitlements, APPG, CiCC

Market Harborough Carnival Queen 2013

Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:30 by Catriona Candler

Well done to Sophie who was a really close runner up in Market Harborough's Carnival Queen 2013 competition!

The Carnival Queen is a young lady with a big personality who represents Market Harborough well. Sophie is a really enthusiastic member of our choir... Read More »

Tags: Carnival, Congratulations

The Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire's Young Person of the Year Awards

Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:00 by Catriona Candler

Last Thursday evening County Hall was the venue for the 7th Annual Lord Lieutenant's Young Person of the Year Awards. These awards were set up by the Lord Lieutenant (who is the Queen's representative in Leicestershire) and recognise remarkable young people... Read More »

Tags: Awards, Volunteer, Voice

Easter Egg Hunt

Posted: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:38 by Sam Harvey

On a cool and windy afternoon, we all met for an Easter Egg Hunt around Watermead Park.

We searched everywhere for the clues to a puzzle and then traded these in for all the goodies.

A yummy hot chocolate complete with cream and marsh mellows warmed us up nicely... Read More »

Tags: Corporate Parenting

Krakow Trip, Day 4: Wawel

Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:47 by Catriona Candler


Wawel, is an area on a hill in Krakow which has a castle, cathedral and other old buildings. It's really beautiful and it was the warmest day we had (at 2C!). You can go and walk around for free, but we also went into the Palace and had an audioguide... Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC

Krakow Trip, Day 3: Schindler's Factory and the Krakow Ghetto

Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:34 by Catriona Candler

The Ghetto

The Jewish Ghetto was set up in March 1941. What happened was that all the Jews of Krakow were forced to leave their homes and move into horrible, squashed, dirty houses in the Ghetto. They were only allowed to bring what they could carry and some... Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC, Education, Holocaust

Krakow Trip, Day 2: Segways and Visting a Children's Home

Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:20 by Catriona Candler

Segway Tour

Even though it was freezing cold we all went on a Segway Tour of Krakow on Tuesday morning. Some of the group only managed 1/2 the tour as it was so cold, but the rest went on and even had an amazing hot chocolate in Kazmierz. Not everyone stayed... Read More »

Tags: Trips, CiCC, Krakow

Krakow Trip, Day 1: Auschwitz

Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:03 by Catriona Candler

Over the Easter holidays a group of six members of the Children In Care Council decided to go to Poland to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau in hope of creating a video relating to Unheard voices, to encourage people to think about their actions, thoughts and words... Read More »

Tags: Foreign Trips, CiCC, Holocaust, Unheard Voices, Residentials