Midlothian Kids in Care Krew (KICK) members are celebrating after their group was nominated for a prestigious 2012 Young Scot Award.
The Kids in Care Krew are a diverse group of young Midlothian people who are in residential, foster or kinship care. The group is supported by Midlothian Council's Community Learning and Development and Children and Families teams, and aims to give looked after and accommodated young people in Midlothian a voice.
The group, which was established in 2009, were nominated for their work in identifying and helping to tackle issues important to young people in care. They created the short film below, encouraging looked after young people to make their voice heard and get involved.
They also created youth-friendly "Having your Say" forms for under-12s and over-12s to be used at social work reviews.
They are also currently helping to develop an 'introduction to care' pack, offering advice and support to young people just coming into care. The group participate actively in the Midlothian Youth Platform.
- More information on the nomination (media release)