What is Voice4us?
Voice4us is a project for young people 11 – 19 who are in care in Cornwall. It’s about young people having a say about the things that really matter to them. They then work with Cornwall Council to help improve children’s social work services. Voice4us is run by Barnardo’s and funded by Cornwall Council.
How can young people get involved?
We run three area groups across Cornwall in partnership with the three Children in Care Social Work teams. These groups meet monthly are informal and fun. If young people are interested, we usually invite them along to one of these groups. We also have a Care Leavers group for young people who are 16 and over. These four groups are the entry point for young people who want to get involved with Voice4us.
What else does Voice4us do?
As well as joining the three area groups, young people can also get involved with the Voice4us Committee. The committee acts as Cornwall’s “Children in Care Council” and they work with social work managers to ensure they listen to and act on the voices of children and young people in care.
Young people can also get involved in helping interview and train staff, making films, editing newsletters and attending events.
How do I find out more?
You can contact Nick Cook, Project Lead, or Toni Yates, Project Worker, on the details below to find out more information about Voice4us.