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Young People To Tackle Minister

Young people looked after by Warwickshire Social Services will be giving their views on the care system to a government minister tomorrow.

The unique conference is being held in Birmingham as part of a Midlands-wide initiative to promote consultation among those who are being cared for by local authorities.

Seven people from all over the county have been chosen to represent Warwickshire at the Make It Happen conference.

They will have the opportunity to question a panel including Arts Minister Alan Howarth, Denise Platt, the government’s Chief Inspector of Social Services and Warwickshire County Councillor Richard Grant, who is a member of the Local Government Association’s Social Inclusion executive.

One of the youngsters from Warwickshire will lead a workshop on drama at the conference, which will have more than 120 visitors.

Warwickshire Social Services Advocacy Officer John Murphy said:

“The aim of this event is to promote consultation with young people and enable them to give their views on the care system directly to government representatives.

“This is the first event of its kind we have held in the Midlands, but we are hoping this will lead to bigger events where we can involve even more looked-after young people.”

Cllr Grant added:

“I’m really looking for to sharing ideas and debate with looked-after young people on the issues facing them.

”The driving force behind this event is to improve the services we offer to looked-after children and young people by carefully listening to them.”
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