Children and young people from existing groups in Leicestershire and Rutland including Youth Councils and Children in Care Councils (CiCC) come together as a group with an overarching aim to continue to improve the effectiveness of safeguarding for children in Leicestershire & Rutland

The intended outcome of this is that:

  1. The work of the SCP and its partners in safeguarding children is improved
  2. The decision making and work of the SCP is directly influenced by children and young people
  3. Children and young people participating, gain additional knowledge, skills and experience

The rationale is to ensure the voices of children and young people are heard and taken into account in the work and direction of the SCP, not just within individual agencies, and there is an opportunity for young people to participate in the improvement of safeguarding.

The Young Peoples Advisory Group have led sessions of the Safeguarding Children Board considering their priorities and scrutinising the work of Futures in Mind. These led to action plans to improve services. The Group will lead further sessions of the Safeguarding Children Partnership in future to ensure the Voice of Children and Young People is visible at a strategic level in safeguarding children.