Curry and a chat with Voice4Us
On Monday night I have the great privilege to be invited to one of Voice4us Come Dine with Me events at the House in St. Austell. For those who do not know, Voice4Us helps to support:
- The right of a looked after child to be heard and involved in decisions through 1:1 support and independent visitors;
- Supporting the transition from Care to independent living, with follow on services providing skills, knowledge and access to 1:1 advice. Including access to supported lodgings, help getting a job and on the Job Training
The aim of the event was to ask me – as have others who have been invited – a series of questions on my role. I also had the change of asked the young people of their experiences of the care system and if they had any pressing concerns.
The discussions took place over a lovely curry dinner cooked by the young people. The young people involved in hosting me were really interested in how the Council spends its money, why is not more spent in the children service areas, better Relationship, Sexual Education, and transport.
Thank you to the young people who hosted me, and to Voice4Us who continue to fight for the Looked after Child to be heard.