City Council celebrates the achievements of children in care

Latest news

Milton Keynes City Council is recognising and celebrating the achievements of children in care during its Corporate Parenting Week.

Currently, the City Council is a legal ‘corporate parent’ to more than 390 children and young people whose challenging home circumstances mean they need extra support.

Throughout this week, Milton Keynes City Council is running activities and events for those young people, including ice-skating, bush crafts and a trip to Gulliver’s Land - the venue for this year’s True Triumph event, which celebrates local children in care and their carers.

“We’re so proud of our young people and what they’ve managed to achieve. This week is about celebrating their successes as well as reminding our local partners how they can show their support. As a local employer, we have several ring-fenced positions for care leavers and we’re looking for other organisations to do the same. We want to ensure that children in care are fully supported into adulthood and have real opportunities to succeed.”
- Councillor Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families

The City Council is asking local organisations to come forward if they can help to support young people in care. This may take the form of apprenticeship schemes or guaranteed interviews for any care leavers.  Please contact Richard Lee for more information or call him on 07881 353 675.