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Activities for children in care and care leavers

If you're a looked after child or a care leaver, you can get involved in our 3 forums, which represent different age groups:

  • Dorset Children in Care Council
  • Care Leavers' Forum
  • Junior in Care Council

Dorset Children in Care Council

If you are a child in care, join our Children in Care Council and you will:

  • make new friends
  • help make services better for other young people in care
  • take part in fun activities

There are forums for:

  • juniors aged 5 to 9 years
  • children aged 10 to 15 years

How to join the Children in Care Council forum

To join:

  • text 'My Voice Counts + name + date of birth + postcode' to: 07921 907210
  • or email Antonia at The Participation People

Email Antonia at The Participation People for more information about Junior in Care Council.

Care Leavers' Forum

If you have left care, or are about to leave care and you're aged between 16 and 25 we want to hear from you!

This is a group of young people that meets monthly to design and deliver campaigns to make Dorset social services better.

You'll get accredited training, help with your CV and make new friends and have a lot of fun!

How to join the Care Leavers' Forum

To join:

  • text 'My Voice Counts' + name + date of birth + postcode to: 07921 907210
  • or email Antonia at The Participation People

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