This is a participation project that works with many different young people aged 11 – 18 across Cornwall to help ensure they have a voice and influence in decisions that affect their lives. A big part of Voice 4 Us is the Children in Care Council and this group oversee all the activities and projects Voice 4 Us does and also works closely with Senior Managers and the big bosses of Children’s Social Care to make sure the voice of young people in care is being heard loud and clear.
Voice4us is an exciting participation project for young people aged 11-18-years-old who are in care. Voice4us operates various groups across the county to make the project as accessible to young people as possible. The Voice4us groups will mainly be based in the three geographical areas in Cornwall – Mid, East and West – but there will be countywide activity days and also other one-off activities.
To make it work and to enhance the experience young people have when they get involved with Voice4us; we are looking for volunteers to work alongside the Project Worker. Some of the young people who get involved with Voice4us are quite ‘lively’ and therefore your role with the project will vary depending on who attends which group. However we do try to be very activity based during our sessions and this is a key way of getting views and opinions from young people.
Age range of serivce: 11 -18 years
Opening hours: Various times - arranged individually to suit per person and set groups
Parking is available at our Launceston offices however the serivce may also operate from other locations as necessary for which parking may vary.
Young people can refer themselves
Parents/Carers any other significantly involved adult (i.e. leaving care worker etc) can refer a young person to the service – however consent will be sought from the young person by us to ensure that they consent to be involved with the service.
A referral form/pack will be sent to the young person / or referrer to complete and return, following this, risk assessments based on information provided are carried out, project workers make contact to arrange initial meeting (at the office or to suit the young person) to establish understanding and expectations of the service and consent, dates arranged regarding groups sessions.