Got something you want to say?
Then we want to hear from you!
The number of children on the council is quite low compared to the number of children that are in care, or leaving care. This means that we can't be sure that we're covering all the issues that matter to all children in care. If you have an issue that you'd like us to talk about then we want to hear from you.
Why? What you gonna do......?
We will visit you or invite you to come and talk to us. We want to know what is important to you and what you'd like to see changed. We will then work with you and other young people who feel the same way and come up with different ways of getting stuff changed for all children in Bristol. It might be that we publish an article in the RVOICE magazine to raise awareness, add content to the website or pass your issue to senior managers in Bristol City Council so that they can think about making a change to make life better for all of us.
What won't you do......?
We can't get involved in your life and problems that are just yours. You will need to contact an advocate or put in a complaint if you want to make a quick change to something bothering you right now. Here's an example of what we mean....
I want to see my sister on her birthday which is next week - Sorry, we can't help you. :o(
I think Bristol should make birthdays a priority time for face to face contact for all children in care - We can help with that! :o)
So If you’d like the Children in Care Council to discuss something that’s important to you, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on freephone 0800 389 1571.
"You can't stay in your corner of the forest, waiting for others to come to you; you have to go to them sometimes."
- Winnie the Pooh