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Participation Team

There are a number of ways you can get involved with The Participation Team. We have our Children in Care Council (CiCC), Mini CiCC, Care Leavers Forum, Young Commissioners and our Youth Council.

About us

Hi Everyone!

We're here to explain to you all the work we are doing in supporting young people to be heard in Middlesbrough. Our team is wide, and is spread across the UK as we are working with Participation People! People you'll come across most often are Laurie, Xavier, Kathy, Hannah, and Alice! We work together to make sure that every young person in Middlesbrough knows they matter and to make sure you all have a voice!
Find out more about us here:

About us

We will be open and honest.

We want you to grow up in a town that supports you with whatever you may need, that respects your thoughts and feelings and puts you all first!

Our aim is to find out young people’s views, ideas and opinions about the town, because we want to know what Middlesbrough Council can do to support young people to thrive.

Listen to our Young Researcher, Phoebe, speak about the Young Researcher's Survey!

One of our Young Researchers, Phoebe, spoke to BBC Radio Tees about their survey of 9-25 year olds! The survey asks young people about their opinions of Middlesbrough, and all the information given will give us a great idea of how we can make sure young people in Middlesbrough have all they need to thrive.

If you still haven't filled out the survey, where have you been?! There are £50 Amazon vouchers up for grabs as a reward for filling out the survey! You can find it here.

Listen to Phoebe's interview at 1:49.21 here!

Sign up to our Youth Council!

Middlesbrough Youth Council

Attention to all young people aged 11-18, our Youth Council is always looking for more young people to join!
If you are interested in making a change in your town, please complete the short form, we look forward to hearing from you. You are the future of Middlesbrough! Email laurie_hunter@middlesbrough.gov.uk if you'd like any more information, or click the button to apply now!

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Join our Children In Care Councils!

Our two groups: Children in Care Council (ages 13-17) and the Mini Children in Care Council (ages from 7-12) are here for you to make a difference in your lives and in other young people's lives! This is a chance for you to discuss what you think works well and what you think needs to be improved about the care you receive! You create your own projects that will benefit the lives of other young people in care in Middlesbrough. Oh, and we also have a lot of fun!! If you're interested please email xavier_davies@middlesbrough.gov.uk or phone Kathy on 07926580007!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Join our Care Leavers Forum

This group is open to Care Leavers in Middlesbrough who are aged from 18-25. Here, we discuss any problems you and other young people may face, and we work together to make them better! We aim to improve the lives of Care Leavers in Middlesbrough, and work with you to make sure you have everything you need to be successful! If you're interested please email xavier_davies@middlesbrough.gov.uk or phone Kathy on 07926580007!

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

About us

We are always willing to learn from you.

You are the future of Middlesbrough and we need you to make this town even greater than it is! We know all young people are different and we want to know how we can get things right for everyone. Which is why we are always looking for new and exciting ways to work.

Our team host a number of groups for children and young people from all backgrounds, that we would love for you to be involved in! We have fun but we also work on lots of important projects.

About us

When you ask questions, we will always provide answers.

Contact us to find out how you can show Middlesbrough Children Matter

Do you have anything you want to share with us? Can you think of another group that would be useful? If the answer to any of those questions is ‘yes’ then contact us.

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