Children's council has care at heart; EDUCATION: County social workers will be expected to keep their pledges.Byline: By Lucy Lucy
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Now the 17-year-old is determined to take a stand on behalf of all children in care in Warwickshire Warwickshire (wŏ`rĭkshĭr), county (1991 pop. 477,000), 975 sq mi (2,525 sq km), central England. The county seat is Warwick. The terrain is gently rolling, with outcroppings of the Cotswold Hills in the south. .
He is telling the county council to give them more choice about which school they go to.
Michael, now a careleaver, is one of a number of children and teenagers due to join a Children in Care Council.
All the youngsters have either been in care or are still in care.
The council will be created by Warwickshire County Council in September September: see month. .
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When the children's council is created he and fellow members will hold Warwickshire County Council's social workers to account if they don't keep to the pledges.
One of the promises which Michael feels most strongly about is to ensure children in care can choose which school they go to.
At a meeting of Warwickshire County Council's cabinet, he said: "When children move foster placements they often don't have any choice about where they go to school.
"Every time I moved foster placement I went to a different school. It was really hard when I came to do my GCSEs."
Other pledges are to give children a suitcase for their possessions, provide money for special occasions such as school-leaving balls, listen to children's views and tell them their rights.
But the pledge also says social workers will continue to do what they think is right for a child even when that child doesn't agree and wants something different.
Warwickshire County Council has 450 children in care placements and 250 care leavers.