Hackney Gets Heard

Are you a looked after child or a care leaver who is passionate about making a difference for other young people?

Then join Hackney Gets Heard Today and become a young rep!

Who are we and what do we do?

We are Hackney’s Children in Care Council and we represent the voice of Looked After Children in Hackney, influencing our services for the better!

What are we looking for?

Dedicated young people aged 14-25 who are in care or leaving care. Passionate about making positive change, helping others and standing up for what you believe in

Why should you join?

You will learn heaps of new skills from organising your own events and trips to presentation skills. You will also get paid London living wage for the work that you do such as inspections and workshops. If you are under 16, you will get paid in vouchers…but wait there’s more, you will receive full training when you join and have many opportunities to gain accreditations such as AQAs and even Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

What’s the catch?

There’s no catch! But we do want you to be committed and attend the monthly meetings regularly. You are going to be trained peer leaders, representing many other young people. Therefore there is an expectation that you take the role as a rep seriously.

To find out more about Hackney Gets Heard and how to become a young rep please click here

Become a Hackney Gets Heard Rep

If you have any questions or need more information contact seana.murphy@hackney.gov.uk