Our promise

Our promise

Having a voice

You should always be involved in decisions about your life. We will listen to what you have to say and take your views into account when making decisions. Some of the ways we will do this include:
  • making sure you have time with your social worker
  • encouraging you to take part in meetings which are about you
  • supporting you to get your views about our services across through groups such as the Children in Care Council (VMC)

Stable relationships

Relationships are important in everyone’s life. We want to make sure we support you in maintaining current relationships and help you to develop new supportive relationships in your life. This means:
  • carers and workers who can meet your needs and provide support when you need it
  • helping you to have contact with your family and friends according to your care plan

High aspirations

Having high aspirations means that we want the best for you in all areas of your life. We will encourage you to have goals and believe in yourself. To help you do well, we will support you to:
  • get the right education, training and employment opportunities
  • take part in sporting, leisure and cultural activities
  • access appropriate health services

Tell us how we are doing

We want looked after children and young people to tell us whether we are meeting Our Promise

There are many ways you can do this:
  • Tell a carer or worker
  • Contact our participation workers
  • Talk to a senior manager
  • Get in touch with VMC