A group of young people gifted their foster carers self-care packages they had made, along with written placards to mark the moments that had made a difference to them. The session was organised to capture key fostering moments as part of Foster Care Fortnight, a national campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show how foster care transforms lives.

The young people are part of South Gloucestershire Council’s Teen Care Council (TCC), a group representing the views of 10-15 year olds in care. TCC is one of two groups in South Gloucestershire that represent the views and opinions of young people who are looked after or Care Leavers.

The second group is Experienced Panel in Care (EPIC), open to anyone aged 16-25 who is either looked after, or a care leaver.

These groups meet once a month and give young people the chance to have their views and opinions heard and recorded, which feeds back into South Gloucestershire Council to improve the support for Children in Care and Care leavers.

If you’re a young person in care and would like to get involved email youthparticipation@southglos.gov.uk

Could you make a difference to a young person in care in South Gloucestershire? We’re actively recruiting foster carers, get in touch.

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