Hackney Youth in Care Council

Hackney Youth in Care Council is the council for looked after children in Hackney.

What does it do?

It’s a group of young people aged 14-25 who are in care or have experienced care, who aim to represent the voice of young people in the care system, to raise concerns or ideas about how to improve services.

The group meet regularly, participate in consultations, and research and deliver events to young people in care to gather their views and raise their voice. The group also attends Pan London Children in Care Council meetings and contributes to ongoing dialogue around corporate parenting both locally and nationally.

In the past this group has produced new guidelines for Hackney staff, describing the level of service young people can expect from Hackney’s Children and Young People Service in the Hackney promise, and making it more accessible to young children so they can understand their rights more easily.

When does it meet?

The group have monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month, 5-7pm at Hackney Town Hall (just come to reception).

All young people in care or who are care leavers are invited to attend. As a young person who has experienced care, you are welcome to come along and get involved.

There are opportunities for training, work, and to make positive change that will help other young people.

Page updated on: 8 January 2020

Albion Square


Albion Square
E8 4ES


Opening times

  • 7.30am
  • Closing times:
  • 1 Jan to 13 Jan: 4.30pm
  • 14 Jan to 27 Jan: 5pm
  • 28 Jan to 10 Feb: 5.30pm
  • 11 Feb to 3 Mar: 6pm
  • 4 Mar to 17 Mar: 6.30pm
  • 18 Mar to 30 Mar: 7pm
  • 31 Mar to 7 Apr: 8pm
  • 8 Apr to 21 Apr: 8.30pm
  • 22 Apr to 12 May: 9pm
  • 13 May to 4 Aug: 9.30pm
  • 5 Aug to 18 Aug: 9pm
  • 19 Aug to 1 Sept: 8.30pm
  • 2 Sept to 15 Sept: 8pm
  • 16 Sept to 29 Sept: 7.30pm
  • 30 Sept to 13 Oct: 7pm
  • 14 Oct to 26 Oct: 6.30pm
  • 27 Oct to 24 Nov: 5pm
  • 25 Nov to 31 Dec: 4.30pm