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Children in Care Council and Care Leavers Forum


York’s Children in Care Council (Show Me That I Matter) and Care Leavers Forum (I Still Matter) exists to make sure that all children and young people who are cared for by City of York Council and those leaving care have the chance to share their views and help shape and influence the services which affect them and other children and young people.


Meetings take place monthly and CYC managers and members may be invited to attend in order to discuss specific issues raised by the group as and when necessary. Corporate Parenting Advisors and representatives from the groups attend the Corporate Parenting Board to ensure that the issues they raise and discuss receive serious attention so that services can be improved and the best possible care be provided.


Members will receive invitations to specific events throughout the year such as training, co-production and celebration events and the attendance and involvement of Councillors at these events are very important, particularly in enhancing the confidence of the young people involved.


By working together with young people and the Children in Care Council and Care Leavers Forum it is hoped that managers and City of York Councillors can be the best Corporate Parents they can be.

Contact –

Michelle Howlett (Children In Care Council Lead)    michelle.howlett@york.gov.uk 


Caroline Mitchell (Children’s Rights Manager) caroline.mitchell@york.gov.uk


Contact information

Caroline Mitchell
Children’s Rights Manager

City of York Council
West Offices
Station Rise

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