News

Wed, 5 Aug 2020

The British Youth Council (BYC) is recruiting now for spaces on the NHS Youth Forum.  Members of the Youth Forum have led and contributed to brilliant pieces of work over the years including recently in updating Public Health England’s guidance on shielding, adapting it for young people and twitter campaigns such as #YoungPeopleMatter. They have reported back that they have / are enjoying their time on the Youth Forum and have developed new skills and confidence.   

 

Thu, 23 Jul 2020

The Participation and Engagement Team continues to offer weekly activities to all children in care and care leavers. Until advised otherwise these will be offered virtually, using Microsoft Teams. Once safe to do so, we look forward to welcoming young people to participate and engage with us at the new care leavers hub ‘Our Space’.

 

Wed, 22 Jul 2020

Listen To Me Awards 2020

Do you know an adult who has listened to you and who you feel deserves to be thanked?

 

Would you like to nominate them for an award, and both be part of a celebration?

 

Tue, 7 Jul 2020

Department of Education

An inspiring and entertaining virtual experience for care experienced young people across the UK

Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Information from DWP and DfE for Care Leavers in relation to benefits and support, bringing together relevant COVID-19 guidance that has been issued by Government

Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Participation and Engagement Update Week 13

We trust that you are all well, and you and those you know are, and remain to be in good health.

 

Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Great news!

A new Care Leavers hub in Wirral, to be called 'Our Space', is being created to give young care leavers an informal safe space, dedicated to them, that will enable them to get the help and support they need when they need it. 

Check out the article in the Wirral Globe:

https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/18541361.new-care-leaver-hub-developed/

 

Fri, 12 Jun 2020

Wed, 6 May 2020

New freephone number to support Wirral's young people

A dedicated helpline has been set up to help young people get through the Coronavirus pandemic. Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, the number will offer advice to children who feel unsfafe or have any worries at all.

All calls will be treated as confidential, with staff providing support in any way they can - showing young people they don't have to struggle on their own.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020

Thu, 30 Apr 2020

We trust that you are all well, and you and those you know are, and remain to be in good health.

'Always Heard' Corum Voice helpline service continues to remain open and is delivering the same level of support as always.

Their helpline is free and available to all children in care, care leavers or the adults referring them; wanting to ensure that you can still rely on their helpline as the place where your voice is Always Heard.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020

Wed, 15 Apr 2020

 

Virtual Connections

Fri, 12 Jun 2020

Tue, 7 Apr 2020

Fake news is the spreading of news stories online that are invented, twist the facts, or arenot news at all but made to look as if they are.  With so much information coming from awide range of sources it can be hard to know which are true and trustworthy.  

Misinformation can lead children and young people to believe something about the worldthat can have a negative impact on their wellbeing, causing confusion about what theysee online and increasing anxieties about being misled to believe something that isn’ttrue.

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

Thu, 14 May 2020

We trust that you are all well, and you and those you know are, and remain to be in good health.

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) and the theme this year is KINDNESS. This week’s update has a focus on mental wellbeing resources that you will hopefully find useful.

10 ways to look after your mental health

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

Article copied from: http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=287&id=1758#4

Kid's Health

 

 

NB: Minimal changes made.

Resilience - What is it?

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

Update from Barnardo's Wirral Advocacy and Independent 
Visitors Service(WAIV)

Advocacy Service

Although not currently able to provide face to face advocacy sessions, WAIV continues to support young people via phone, text, video calls, e-mail etc. They are talking to young people about their preferred method of communication and wherever possible making the necessary arrangements directly with them.

Independent Visitors Service

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

We trust that you are all well, and you and those you know are, and remain to bein good health.

A huge ‘Thank you’ to you all for continuing to follow the government guidance by stayingat home, protecting the NHS and saving lives. 

The UK government has announced an extension to their guidance, due to warnings thatit is still too soon to start easing restrictions. 

The main instruction for us all to follow will therefore remain the same; for us to stay athome. Home is the place where you are currently living.

Tue, 9 Jun 2020

By Abbey Davies, Apprentice Care Leaver

Tue, 25 Feb 2020

Happy Half Term!

During your break, we would like to hear about some of your experiences in school as a young person in care.

Whether you are in school now or as a Care Leaver have moved on, we would appreciate it if you could take a minute to answer a few important questions by clicking on the link below. 

You are important and what you have to say matters :-)

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YM59FLT

Thank you

Wed, 8 Jan 2020
  • Are you a Care Leaver who enjoys playing football?
  • Would you like to be part of a local team that will annually take part in the North West Care Leavers football tournament?
  • Do you have a couple of hours a month to spare? (early evening, fortnightly)

Please contact Julie Smith by email: juliesmith1@wirral.gov.uk or text/call: 07733 012 465 if you would like to get involved.

Fri, 13 Dec 2019

Young Inspectors are currently inspecting housing options offered to Care Leavers.

Having already met with staff and managers and visited various projects, they would now like to hear what you have to say.

So, if you are a Care Leaver and are currently living or have lived at any of the projects mentioned below, please could you take a few minutes to share your views and experiences by clicking on the link below.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019

'My Memories' is an online tool, much like an online memory box, that allows you to record your views and experiences whilst being in care. You can use it to upload photos, videos, documents and other items that are personal and important to you that you want to keep safe. 'My Memories' also offers a shared calendar between you and those workers who support you, making it easier for you all to keep in touch and arrange things together.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019

Wirral Children's Services are currently undertaking some work that focuses on improving the help and support Children Looked After and Care Leavers receive from Mental Health Services. We would like you to have your say and be involved in the decisions that are being made in the design of this new service.

Please click on the relevant link to share your views.

What you think is important and what you have to say matters.

Thu, 20 Jun 2019

The review, which runs throughout summer, and up until 20th September is looking to gather opinions on the current activities and support services that are available to young people in Wirral, as well as asking them what they would like to see and do in the future.

The consultation has been shaped through engagement with staff who work with young people and is being checked every step of the way by young people themselves.

Fri, 7 Jun 2019

What is Contextual Safeguarding?

Contextual Safeguarding is an approach to understand, and respond to, young people's experiences of significant harm when away from their families and outside the home. 

The Wirral Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) would like to hear your views and experiences about the issues that you face when you are out and about in Wirral and the places in Wirral where you feel unsafe.  This will help them to understand the contextual safeguarding risks and focusing on the areas identified, help you to feel safer.

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Do you know an adult who has listened to you?
Would you like to nominate them for an award, and both be invited to a celebration?

This is a great opportunity for adults who listen to you to be celebrated because you are important and what you say matters.

Thu, 28 Mar 2019

The Participation and Engagement Service are always looking at ways in which they can increase opportunities for the voice of children and young people looked after to be heard and their views and experiences shared.  As of today, monthly online consultations will be made available for all children and young people looked after to participate in.  Each will have a theme and be available for one month; until the new one is uploaded.