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Mini-CICC (age 7 to 13)

The Mini Children in Care Council (Mini-CICC) is a young person's council and social group for looked after children aged 7-13.

At this group we:

  • make friends and have lots of fun
  • help young people to have their voices heard
  • use the kitchen facilities to develop our cooking and independence skills
  • get involved in various projects to improve the services we use
  • give our views and opinions on services - what is working well for us and what needs to be improved
  • have drop-ins from services (e.g. street wardens, police, digital resilience)

How often do we meet?


The group meets every three weeks at Easterside Hub.

How can I join?


If you want to come along, please email jointheCICC@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Mini-CICC's 5 biggest benefits


We think the 5 most important things about being in Mini-CICC are:

  1. having fun and playing
  2. making new friends
  3. getting our voices heard
  4. meeting important people
  5. talking to people about things we're worried about

What we've done


We're having a great time being in Mini-CICC! Some of the things we've done so far are:

  • developing our cooking skills by making pizzas, cakes, and biscuits
  • playing fun games and activities
  • taking part in a workshop with Cleveland Police
  • consulting with Independent Reviewing Officers about 'what makes a good IRO'
  • helping to review the new 'Foster Carer Family Profiles'
  • giving feedback on the 'young person's guide to being looked after'
  • taking part in a Raising Aspirations workshop with Work Readiness
  • meeting with Middlesbrough's Deputy Mayor to discuss what is important to us in Middlesbrough
  • helping to develop child friendly Child Protection Plans
  • meeting with the Executive Director of Children’s Services to discuss the ‘No Wrong Door’ trailblazer
  • going on a trip to Alton Towers as a thank you for our hard work