The Fostering Network receives grant to engage with Children in Care Councils

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The Fostering Network is delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Department for Education to engage with Children in Care Councils in England, and strengthen the voice of care experienced young people through the recruitment of care experienced young ambassadors.

The one year project will work with local authorities in three regions and will seek to raise awareness of Children in Care Councils among foster carers and care experienced children and young people, with the aim of increasing the number and diversity of young people taking part in the councils and enhancing their impact locally and nationally, including through a new national virtual Children in Care Council.

Lucy Peake, director of development at The Fostering Network, said: ‘The Fostering Network is committed to delivering services to children and young people that benefit them, make their voices heard and enable them to reach their potential, which is why we are so pleased to have been given this grant to raise the profile of Children in Care Councils and embed the voice of young people more fully in local and national structures.’