About Children in Care Council

Children in Care Council (CiCC) is a group of care-experienced young people between 11-18 years old.  We try our best to represent all of Cumbria's children in care and therefore make a difference to the lives of others.  CiCC members are crucial in making sure that children and young people's voices are heard.
Any care experienced young person from age 11 to 18 can join. It's absolutely free to join and you don't need to have done anything like this before. Check out what some of our current members are saying!

You'll have the opportunity to take action on issues that are important to you. Recently, children in care council members have been involved in:

  • Interviewing Cumbria County Council staff
  • Working on projects including mental health and apprenticeships
  • Writing blogs and filming vlogs on issues that are important to them
  • Judging and presenting awards
  • Attending regional and national conferences

The CiCC's meet locally every month, they also get together for County events and activities. 

If you want to get involved, or simply want to know more, why not contact us!

  • Liz Wright (Carlisle and Eden) 07825 340 475
  • Rebecca Barnes (Allerdale and Copeland) 07770 938 021
  • Joanne Gawne (Barrow and South Lakeland) 07967 469 996
The young people from the Children in Care Councils across Cumbria have created a short film with the support of Bluejam Arts.
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25/07/2019 2075k
25/07/2019 1838k

Something Strong Inside is a series of brief films developed to support young people, especially young people in care, focusing on emotional resilience resources and possibilities. These film ideas were created and developed by members of the Children in Care Council and brought to life by Strong Language Theatre, then filmed by the professional actors themselves. The films don't tell you what you should do though perhaps you'll be able to draw some inspiration from them to find your own way of approaching your own emotional resilience. What's right for you may not be right for someone else yet something will be right for them at the right time. It's all a question of having useful options available and finding what suits you and your life right now.