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Rotherham Looked After Children's Council

The LAC Council is a Voice & Influence Project which means children and young people are supported, empowered and encouraged to run their own LACC meetings, set their own agendas, have their say about things that matter to them and are provided with opportunities to influence decisions about how services are run.

What is the LAC Council?

LAC stands for Looked After Children and the LAC Council are a group of children and young people who are in care and leaving care, aged 11 to 18 years old. We hold regular meetings to raise awareness and have our say about things that affect us and work together to influence positive decisions to improve the lives of young people living in Care in Rotherham.

The LAC Council has adopted the following statement from Article 12, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:

Children and young people have the right to say what they think should happen when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account

Our Aims

The aims of the Rotherham LAC Council are to:

  • Improve services for Rotherham looked after children and care leavers
  • Raise awareness of the issues faced by looked after children and care leavers in Rotherham
  • Build confidence, raise self-esteem and aspirations, make friends, work together and have fun!

What we do in the LAC Council

  • We meet every other week @ Myplace
  • Get together to make friends and have fun
  • Talk about things that are important to us
  • Go on residentials together like London, Portugal, Filey & Skegness
  • Have day trips out and activities
  • Listen to LAC views and represent Looked After Children in RMBC meetings
  • Interview Social Workers and Social Care Managers when they apply for jobs
  • Make recommendations to change things and improve services for Looked After and Leaving Care Young People

 

How to Get Involved

The Looked After Children’s Council (LACC) meet @ Chatham Villas (2 Chatham Street S65 1DP) on Wednesdays 5pm – 7.30pm

If you are a Looked After Young Person or leaving care and would like to join the LAC Council, have some questions or simply want some more information, please contact:

Lisa Duvalle, Voice & Influence Youth Worker
Mobile: 07748143388
Email: lisa.duvalle@rotherham.gov.uk