We know how important it is for you to be listened to and taken seriously which is why we have a Youth Council which collects the opinions of every child and young person in the Five Rivers family.
Every fostering office has a Youth Council Representative who helps to gather your views to share with our teams. We do this by holding four ‘Make a Difference’ days a year where we ask you what’s good, what’s not so good and what you might like to see change. We also use these events to tell you about other things you might like to be a part of in your area.
Every year we run a national survey where we ask you what’s most important for us to help you with. What you tell us in this survey is what our Youth Council meet to talk about once a year. Together they decide which ideas and projects our children and young people will get the most from for the year ahead. They also make sure you get answers to your questions and that you know what changes are going to be made.
Members of the Youth Council are children and young people who have been specially chosen because they have shown that they value the participation process by taking part regularly.
We work hard to make sure that the things that are agreed by the Council happen and that all our children and young people are given the same chance to add their views and opinions.