Courage of children in care celebrated in Suffolk
The achievements of children and young people in care have been celebrated at an Awards Ceremony organised by the Children’s Rights Team and young people from the Suffolk Children in Care Council (C2C).
The Suffolk C2C is for - and organised with - looked-after children, and care leavers who can give their views, have their say, challenge and even change the way local authorities run children’s services and children’s lives.
More than 100 children in care from all over Suffolk attended the event held at Woodbridge School last week.
The award ceremony took on a Hallowe’en theme with children, and adults were encouraged to dress for the occasion.
Awards were presented for the determination, success and progress made by the young people, particularly in dealing with the many challenges they have faced.
Whether that be that at school, at home or through community activities they have taken part in over the past year.
Deborah Cadman, chief executive of Suffolk County Council, said: “It was overwhelming to see what our young people in care are achieving.
It was truly inspirational to see young people from the Children in Care Council supporting other young people in care in this way.
“Every child who received an award should be very proud of their achievements.”
If you think you could help a child in care to achieve their potential, contact the fostering team on 0800 3282148, or visit www.suffolkfostering.com
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