Children and Young People

Children and Young People

 

SiCC and SLCC

Somerset In-Care and Leaving Care Councils

We are a group of young people who are children looked after and Care Leavers in Somerset, aged from 10 years to 21 years. We meet every second Sunday of the month at the Rollercoaster in Bridgwater to talk about the things that affect young people in care.

We use our views and ideas to tell the managers who make decisions what we think works well in the care system and what could be better.

We also help to interview people who are applying for jobs in children’s social care. We have a lot of fun together and enjoy lunch and refreshments during the day.

SiCC and SLCC often discuss what skills and knowledge are needed to prepare young people for adult life

The website for SiCC and SLCC can be accessed here

SiCC – Somerset In Care and Leaving Care Councils (somersetincarecouncils.org.uk) where there is a new video outlining what these groups do.

If you’d like to join us, perhaps talk to your Social Worker, Personal Advisor or Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) – they could contact us for you, if you’d prefer or you could complete the Self-Referral form which can be accessed via the link below

SICC & SLCC Expression of Interest – YP’s form

Looking After Yourself

Young Minds
Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Become
Working to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of young people who are unable to live with their birth families.

Kooth

An online counselling and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people, available free at the point of access.

MOMO

MOMO is a participation tool for young people who use health, care and education services. MOMO enables young people to have their voices heard and to participate in decisions about their life.

By using the website https://mindofmyown.org.uk/

or the apps

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/momo-mind-of-my-own/id726944594?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sixteen25.momo&hl=en_GB

children and young people can say what they want when they want.

To find out what young people have said about the app visit https://www.somersetincarecouncils.org.uk/mind-of-my-own-momo/

Learning and Revising

BBC Education
From BBC Bitesize for students in England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

The Kidz Page
Online Games, Jigsaw Puzzles, Coloring Pages, Kids’ Clip Art, Learning Games, Kids Online Toys.

Fun Brain
Offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.

How Stuff Works
A source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.

Some information about work and employment

Employability Guide