This is a partnership project delivered by Inspired Youth in coproduction with Show Me That I Matter (SMTIM). This project was inspired by the Aspire To More project in partnership with SMTIM which raised the profile of successful care-leavers to inspire young people from care backgrounds.
Show Me That I Matter (SMTIM) is the name of York’s Children in Care Council (CiCC). York’s CiCC hold monthly panel meetings to raise and discuss issues that are important to looked after children and young people in York, with the aim that Councillors will help to shape and improve the services for looked after children and young people.
York’s CiCC consists of twelve care experienced young people, aged between 14-19 years. The panel meets monthly at West Office to discuss issues that are important to looked after children and young people in York. Any issues raised are fed back to senior managers with the aim to help change and shape services for children and young people in York. Professionals and agencies are regularly invited to attend the panel to discuss issues and give feedback on service provision.
The project also partners with Paolo Hewitt, a successful author, journalist and care leaver.