Kingston Cared for and Fostered Council
Kingston Cared for and Fostered Council, or simply KCFC, is a group that represents young people that are cared for by the borough.
Young people meet once a month ,to discuss their experiences in care and how we can make it better for those ,already in care and those coming into care for the first time.Young People decide as a group the programme for the term which may include outings, guest speakers and planning events.
We encourage young people to participate in the interview process within the team and to attend council meetings to be involved in decision making for all looked after children.
When and Where
The KCFC group meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00-7:00pm at Guildhall 1 in Kingston Town Centre.
On Tuesday the 11th of December 2012, Kingston’s Cared for and Fostered Council’s Chair and Deputy Chair made the freezing cold journey to Westminster to meet with Children’s Minister Ed Timpson. A meeting had been arranged for Ed to consult with a group of Looked After Children gathered from far and wide. Some young people had even travelled for 5 hours to get there. The group was made up of young people from Kingston, Westminster, Barking, Harrow, Hull and Bournemouth. The purpose of the meeting was for Edward Timpson to consult with the young people about general issues in the care system to better equip him to make decisions concerning care during his time as Minister. This is something that his predecessor Tim Loughton championed throughout his time as Minister. There will be quarterly meetings next year where KCFC will be returning to see Ed to share their views and opinions on Social Workers, Foster Carers, Education and Health. The next meeting will be in January 2013. There are opportunities for KCFC members to sign up to attend the other 3 meetings due to take place throughout the next year. Speak to Youth Participation Worker Francis Taylor for more information.
For more information, contact Francis Taylor by email: