Your voice and your right to be heard

We believe it is important that your voice is heard and influences the service we provide for our care leavers.

You will always be offered the chance to be involved in your pathway plan, as this is all about you.

You are always welcome at The Hub where we have a young persons room. At The Hub, we also run our care leavers groups ‘Connected Family’. The group get together weekly to spend social time together and contribute to shaping of the care leavers service.

You don’t need to come along to Connected Family groups to participate in shaping the services you receive, and we will always try to ensure all care leavers have the opportunity to have their views and opinions heard.


An advocate can support you when you need somebody to speak on your behalf and help you express your views, wishes and feelings.

  • Your PA can make a referral for you, or you can contact them directly on 01942 867 888

Corporate parenting board

The corporate parenting board is a group of councillors and local authority workers who are responsible for ensuring the services that we provide to you as care experienced young people and care leavers are of a high standard.

Care leavers regularly have the opportunity to attend corporate parenting board to input your views on the topics being discussed.

National Care Leavers Benchmarking Forum (NCLBMF)

We are part of the National Care Leavers Benchmarking Forum, often shortened to NCLBMF. This forum is attended by different local authorities who support each other to develop services and there are often opportunities for care leavers to be a part of consultations and events.

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