'...to ensure that children's views can be put directly to those responsible for corporate parenting'
Pledge to Children in Care and Care Leavers
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It was recommended in Care Matters: Time for Change (2007) that every local authority should develop a pledge for the children in their care and
for care leavers and set up a Children in Care Council to ensure that children's views can be put directly to those responsible for corporate parenting.
The aim of this was to support the continual development of a culture of openness where children and young people are engaged, consulted and involved in decision making.
It recommended that children and young people were consulted and involved in developing the Pledge and that it should be reviewed regularly.
The East Riding’s Children in Care Council was set up in 2007 and began working on our Pledge in 2008.
They spent months consulting with the wider LAC (Looked After Children) population to ensure everyone's views were represented.
By summer 2009 the Pledge had been signed and printed and was distributed widely to all children in care and care leavers as well as child care
professionals to ensure all children in care and leaving care have a positive experience and equal opportunities.
Please click on the document link below to find out more about the pledge:
For further infromation, please contact:
Children's Participation and Rights Team
99 Manor Way
Tel: (01482) 396828