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April 4th, 2015
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Children in Care Council is made up of a group of young people aged between 14 and 21 years and reflects the diversity of children looked after and care leavers.
Children and young people are actively involved in shaping the design and delivery of services for looked after children and care leavers. This includes delivering training and active involvement in the recruitment of staff, including the appointment of IROs. Young people regularly attend meetings including IRO meetings – to give feedback about services and share their experience of being looked after. Additionally, young people regularly meet with members of the council’s leadership team and attend the Corporate Parenting Steering Group.
Feedback is used to evaluate the effectiveness of services and the impact on young people’s lives.
The active involvement of care leavers in the delivery of services to young people promotes a culture of participation and inclusion in the work of the IRO service and the wider council.