The achievements of some of Herefordshire’s most vulnerable young people are being celebrated this week at a Summer Fete, laid on especially for them.
The fete, organised by Herefordshire’s Children in Care Council and Herefordshire Council, has been organised to give children and young people who are looked after by the Council a day of fun activities and celebrations. Activities on the day will include a bouncy castle and games, health and wellbeing stands, crafts and a fancy dress competition.
On the day, Councillors Jeremy Millar and Jenny Hyde will also be officially signing a pledge to all looked after children in Herefordshire. The pledge, outlining the things Herefordshire Council promises to do for children in care – has been developed after listening to groups of young people who are looked after by the Council.
Councillor Jeremy Millar, cabinet member for young people and children’s wellbeing, said:
“Nobody chooses to be in care and it isn’t always easy. We know that it can bring extra problems and uncertainties. If our children and young people are to do well, be successful and be able to do the things they want to do, it is important that we (all those who work with and for them) get it right. We’re delighted to be signing the pledge at the Fete this week, and hope that as many young people as possible are able to enjoy what we’re sure we’ll be a fantastic day.”