Children in Care Council

The Children in Care Council is a group of young people who are all cared for by Cheshire West and Chester Council and gives children and young people the chance to shape and influence the parenting that they receive at every level, it gives young people a chance to have a say about the things that really matter in their lives, helping to shape the overall strategy for cared for children and young people in Cheshire West and Chester.

National Care Leavers’ Week

20 until 30 October

Judith Giffith

Judith Giffith

National Care Leavers’ Week is about highlighting the needs of care leavers, and encouraging the agencies responsible for looking after them to work in a coordinated and effective way. The week is also about focusing the minds of politicians on the lack of support for these uniquely vulnerable individuals and raising public awareness about an invisible minority who face a particular set of challenges as they enter adult life.

In West Cheshire, Judith Griffith, Senior Manager for the Chester Locality team from Cheshire West and Chester Council is taking the ‘Can I Live on £57 per week Challenge?’.

She will record all her living expenses for one week using a diary sheet. These include costs of breakfast, lunch and dinner, petrol and travel expenses and social activities.

The results from Judith’s diary will be used by the Children in Care Council (CICC) to support its request for free public transport for care leavers within the borough.