Milton Keynes City Council is recognising and celebrating the achievements of children in care during its Corporate Parenting Week.
Currently, the City Council is a legal ‘corporate parent’ to more than 360 children and young people whose challenging home circumstances mean they need extra support.
Throughout this week, Milton Keynes City Council is running activities and events for those young people, including a trip to Gulliver’s Land, which is the venue for this year’s True Triumph event, which celebrates local children in care and their carers.
Some of MK’s children in care are preparing workshops as part of a Department for Education funded project where they’ll talk about topics such as their experience of care and how to build trust.
“Our young people have so much potential, and we couldn’t be prouder of their achievements. It’s great to see them sharing their experiences in order to help shape those of other young people. “As a local employer, we are launching several ring-fenced positions for young people leaving care and we’re looking for other organisations to do the same. This is a part of our broader pledge to ensure that children in care are fully supported into adulthood and have real opportunities to succeed.” - Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families
The City Council is asking local organisations to come forward if they can help to support young people in care.
This may take the form of apprenticeship schemes or guaranteed interviews for any care leavers.
Please contact Richard Lee for more information or call him on 07881 353 675.