Central Bedfordshire Children in Care Council

The CiCC recently approached Sacha Rymell - Assistant Director for Children Services

Questions for Sue and Sacha from Members of the CiCC and CiCC Ambassadors  

 If you got to meet a historical person who would it be?

Emily Pankhurst.

If you could be one animal for the day what would it be and why?

Tiger as speedy, fast and a gorgeous colour and lives in a hot country!

Who is your favourite Disney character?

Not a great Disney fan but like Aladdin

If you had to pick one meal to eat everyday what would it be and why?

Ham Egg Chips Baked Beans and a slice of bread and butter, yust a mixture of great carbs J

If you had to choose between coffee forever and water only once or water forever and coffee only once, what would you pick?

Water forever and coffee only once.

What’s the one thing you would change about the care system?

Increase choice of better quality foster carers and residential units to give young people real choices

What would be your superhero power be?

Be invisible as I am very nosy. 

What would be your kryptonite?

People who blame as opposed to seek solutions. I'm not a superman fan but hopefully that answers your question. 


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Mind of My Own App   

Virtual Apps to stay in touch and help to protect children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

 The Mind of My Own App gives children and young people in Central Beds a voice and helps them to communicate and tell us how they feel about the support they are receiving and their wishes and feelings. Children and young people said they find speaking this way much easier. It can be translated into over 100 different languages.

The App is mainly used with children up to the age of 15. For more information please access the poster attached.Mind of My Own Information

Care Leaver AppThe Care Leaver App, which is free to download and includes information, advice and guidance for care leavers across a range of subjects including Benefits and Entitlements, Housing, Managing Money and Advocacy.

What else?

  • The App can be used without the need for an internet connection
  • Content within the App can be translated into several languages.
  • A directory of local and national services and organisations that can offer further help and support
  • Listings of local events, activities and meetings.
  • Events are searchable by keyword and date.
  • A contact page for the leaving care team, including any emergency contact details, and much more
  • Find the App by searching “Central Bedfordshire CLA”.
  • The App is for Care Leavers that are aged15 and over.

For details and support for both Apps, please call 0300 300 4992 or email cicc@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

The Children in Care Council (CiCC) felt that some of the words that are used for children and young people in care and those leaving care, could be replaced with words that are positive and make them feel empowered. They created a 'Dictionary of terms’ to help those working with children and young people Providing Language That Cares

The regional Children in Care Council have devised top tips to support those who work and engage with children and young people and to encourage good practice.Top 10 Tips for Central Beds Practitioners

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