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Poole Children in Care Council

Poole Children in Care Council

Would you like to share your views? Or is there something you would like to change? Become a Children in Care Council member and get your voice heard!

Children in Care Councils are groups of young people who come together to share their thoughts and concerns to help make life in care better for everyone.

Poole Kidz in Care (PKiC)

Poole Kidz in Care, or PKiC, is a group of young people that meet once a month to talk about the issues that matter to them. They record what they discuss, sometimes on paper and sometimes on film, and send it to the Corporate Parenting Panel. This is a group of managers and councillors from Poole Borough Council who make important decisions about the lives of all children in care. PKiC provides a positive way for children and young people in care to come together to advise the local authority on policy and service development.

PKiC is made up of young people aged 11+ and is there to make sure that your voices are recognised and listened to.

PKiC member Martin said:

"I enjoy PKiC for many reasons, the main one being I’ve made lots of new friends and it’s fun. I am also proud to represent PKiC in my role as a Young Inspector for Poole".

PKiC member Jodie said:

"PKiC shows you how many other people are also in a similar situation and encourages confidence and everyone understands everyone."

To find out more about Poole Kidz and join call 01202 525643, text 07889 604216 or email Aldina on bdpadvocacy@actionforchildren.org.uk 

 

PKiC Programme: January-April 2019

PKiC (Poole Children in Care Council) gives children in care a forum to express their views and influence the services and support they receive. We hold meetings every month for children and young people in care aged from 11+.

PCLF (Poole Care Leavers Forum) gives young people aged 17 years+ a forum to express their views and influence the services they receive. We hold meetings every 2 months in the Community room, The Spire, Poole High Street.

 

PKiC Diary Dates

Monday 7th January : PKiC: Welcome back! Making Our Video: Part 1 followed by Bowling and KFC: Meeting at 5.00pm at Broadstone Youth Centre, Moor Road, Broadstone followed by bowling and KFC at Tower Park. Pick Up at 8.30pm outside Bowlplex, Tower Park. Cost: £3.00

Saturday 2nd February: Skills to Foster Care Training: 10.00-1.30pm: Contact Aldina if you would like to be involved.

Monday 4th February : PKiC Council Meeting at Broadstone Youth Centre, 17.00-18.45pm.

Feb Half Term : See over page for activities in Half Term

Monday 4th March: PKiC Council Meeting with Corporate Parent Working group to feedback results of the Talk Back survey at Broadstone Youth Centre, 17.00-18.45pm followed by McDonalds.

Monday 11th March: PKiC meeting: Preparing Music for the PKIC Celebration: Meeting at Broadstone Youth Centre, 17.00-18.45pm

Monday 18th March: PKiC meeting: Preparing Music for the PKIC Celebration Meeting at Broadstone Youth Centre, 17.00-18.45pm

Dance Workshops in partnership with Sophie from the Arts University for our PKIC Celebration Event: Thursday 7th, 14th & 21st March: 16.45-18.30 at the Arts University. Meeting at Main reception at 16.45: See attached flyer for further details

PKiC Celebration Event: The Next Chapter on Saturday 23rd March 10.30-4.00pm. Guests arrive at 2.00pm for our celebration event from 2.00pm-4.00pm. Further information to be sent early 2019

 

PCLF Diary Dates

PCLF Meeting: Tuesday 15th January: Meeting in Community Room 2, The Spire, Poole High Street. 18.00-19.00 followed by KFC or Sprinkles

PCLF Meeting: Tuesday 5h March: Meeting in Community Room 2, The Spire, Poole High Street. 18.00-19.00 followed by KFC or Sprinkles

To reserve a space on any of the events or for any further information please contact Aldina on: 01202 525643 or text: 07590418135 Or Email: aldina.taylor@actionforchildren.org.uk

 

Arts Taster Days in partnership with the Arts University Bournemouth and Virtual Schools

18 February 2019 – Masks and Comic Book Zines (at AUB)

This session will explore the theme of being a superhero with leaners engaging with creative processes in making a hero mask and creating their very own comic book zine. Developing characters and storyboarding techniques in a cartoon fashion this activity seeks to build confidence and self-esteem through creative learning.

08 April 2019 – Circus Skills & Performance (at St Edwards School)

The purpose of this creative workshop is to increase the knowledge and awareness of creative careers through a unique activity. Carrying on the theme of superhorse, participants will experience a range of circus elements such as learning to spin a plate, juggling balls, conquer the diablo, stilt walk or test out the slackline. The session will conclude with a performance for carers to attend!

May 28 2019 – Cardboard Kingdom (at AUB)

This session with enable the construction, making and building of a fantasy cardboard kingdom! In groups learners will be tasked to build elements of a city; what would the future of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole look like? With the 3 LAs merging together in 2019, this creative work will symbolise this unity as the cities are connected together. This activity seeks to build confidence, self-esteem and team work through creative learning.

To reserve a space on the Arts Days or for any further information please contact Aldina on: 01202 525643 or text: 07590418135 Or Email: aldina.taylor@actionforchildren.org.uk

The Greatest Showcase

Explore your musicianship with professional recording artists. Mentoring to include:

Song writing, composition, recording techniques and performance skills as well as insider tips on brand and image.

The event is help over three mornings at Absolute Music and lunch is provided. The event is aimed at young people aged 11-16 years

Dates: 18th, 19th & 20th February.

If you are interested and would like more information, then text ‘count me in’ to Lynn on 07720339934 or email Lynn.Keating@actionforchildren.org.uk

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