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Entitlements Inquiry Children and young people tell us they don’t always get what they are supposed to get by law (entitlements) Sometimes they don’t know.

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1 Entitlements Inquiry Children and young people tell us they don’t always get what they are supposed to get by law (entitlements) Sometimes they don’t know what they are entitled to I didn’t know I was supposed to get money for going to university Sometimes, my local authority hasn’t given me what I’m entitled to until I complained and got help from an advocate. Before I came to the Children in Care Council I didn’t know loads of things I know now

2 So what do you want to know from me?

3 You are experts! We need your help to find out: If you know about your entitlements If you get them Your ideas for how all children and young people can find out about their entitlements

4 What do you do with what we tell you? We want to tell people in power, like MP’s and Lords, what you tell us. We promise: Not tell anyone your name / area if you don’t want us to To tell others about things your area does well to help children and young people know their entitlements To get you details of an advocate in your area if you need help to get what you are supposed to

5 Quiz Time! Answer with your feet… Go LEFT if you think the Statement is the LAW and RIGHT if you think we’re telling a LIE

6 You must have a care plan that says what your needs are now, what will be done to meet those needs and what your plans are for the future. Left for Law Right for Lie

7 Your care plan must include your views and when deciding what to do, people must take your views into consideration.

8 When a social worker visits you, they have to speak to you alone, whether you want them to or not.

9 When an important decision is made about you, for example moving house, a review meeting has to happen (unless it is an emergency).

10 If you are aged 16 – 19 and in full time education, you should get £1,200 paid in cash to you.

11 2 min CHALLENGE! There are LOADS of different ways you can get a message to someone. How many can you think of and write down in 2 mins? On your marks, get set…. GO!

12 The thing that has helped me find out about my entitlements the most … WORST examples – when I didn’t know about what I should get or didn’t get it When I didn’t know what I was supposed to get, or couldn’t get it… (what happened or what did it feel like?) BEST examples of how you found out about what you should get when you’re in care

13 David CameronMichael Gove Edward Timpson Prime Minister Secretary of State Children and Families for Education Minister (in charge of care as well) These people are the politicians in charge of the care system. What would you tell them about rights and entitlements for children and young people in care?


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