The Somerset In Care Council & Somerset Leaving Care Councils (SiCC & SLCC) are ways for young people in care or care leavers to have a voice. This voice can help shape and review the services you use.
That could be through doing surveys, creating films, interviewing new staff, contributing to our newsletter, attending virtual meetings or being connected through email or social media. Based on their lived experience, their views and opinions help to improve the way services are shaped in Children’s Social Care at Somerset Council.
- If you are a young person in care, or a care leaver then you automatically have the right to be a member of SICC & SLCC.
- We meet in person (2nd Sunday of the month) as a core group. The meeting is from 11am – 3.30pm with lunch provided.
Somerset in Care Council (SiCC)
We are a group of young people who are living in care just like you. Every child and young person in care has the right to be a member of SiCC and we are always looking for new members.
We are a group of young people who are 16+ who are about to leave care or have already left. We meet to talk about the things that affect young people who are in or are leaving care.
SiCC & SLCC Creatives
The SiCC and SLCC Creatives are a group of young people who use art, poetry, and music to have their voice heard. The crew express their lived experiences, their needs and the things that they’d like to change through creative means.
SiCC & SLCC Films
The SiCC and SLCC Films crew help to develop films and animations to get their voices heard, to help other young people who may be going through – or are about to go through – similar experiences to them and to help shape services for other young people.