What is Participation?
Participation means the active involvement of children and young people in decision-making processes that affect their lives.
EPIC believes that children and young people in care and those with care experience are experts in their own experience and as such, are committed to empowering children and young people to voice their opinions to influence change at a local, national and international level.
What does Participation in EPIC look like for a Child or Young Person with Care Experience?
Participate in an inclusive and respectful group environment.
Explore their experiences of the positives and challenges of being in care.
Advise EPIC and other services how best to improve the lives of children in care.
Know their rights.
Opportunity to gain confidence and develop new skills.
Understand how their voice can influence meaningful change.
To have fun and make new friends.
Get vocal, get social, and get together in celebration of our care-experienced community!!!