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.

A huge thank you to the young people involved.

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.

Some of the good things she said are:-

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.

Sam and Priya


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!

Great job Sophie!

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

Quite a few young people in care were nominated for these awards and two were shortlisted: Priya Nath and Ashleigh O'Mahony.

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.

Tags: Corporate Parenting

Krakow Trip, Day 4: Wawel

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


We are still trying to edit all our video footage so we can create something great to show at the Unheard Voices Event on 20th June. We'll then hopefully upload it to the Beacon so everyone can see it, so keep an eye out!

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 Plac Bohaterów Getta, or Square of the Heroes of the Ghetto is a really moving place, there are 70 sculpted empty chairs there, some are big, some would only fit children, representing the people who once lived there.

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

Visit to Krakow Children's Home

In the afternoon we visited a semi-secure children's home on the outskirts of Krakow. It was a boys only home which had over 30 residents who lived in houses of no more than 10.

Tags: Trips, CiCC, Krakow