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Improving services for looked after young people and care leavers

The Listen2Us project is designed to improve services for looked after young people and care leavers in Dumfries and Galloway. We want to hear your views and experiences so we can make sure your voices are heard.

Get involved

We're always looking for more young people to get involved and support the project. You can help if you're aged 12 to 25 and are:

  • in foster care
  • in residential care
  • in kinship care
  • looked after at home
  • leaving care

Speak to your social worker, teacher, carer or other support staff if you're interested in being part of the Listen2Us project.

How it works

The project is supported by a small team of staff. We rely on your views to identify service improvements and make sure they are heard by the people who can make positive changes.

There are two key ways that we gather feedback and make suggestions:

  • Young people's meetings - young people meet with our Champions Board Workers every two weeks to talk about the issues that are important to them.
  • Champions Board meetings - young people meet with managers from Social Work, Health, Education and Police to discuss the problems they face. These meetings are held every 4 months.

We also have a private Facebook page for the young people to share ideas and information about upcoming meetings or events.

Further information

Contact one of our team to find out more:

Champions Board Development Manager
Email irene.rodgers@dumgal.gov.uk or call 01387 273884 / 07920 528220

Champions Board Development Worker - Annandale and Eskdale / Nithsdale
Email gemma.rosenthall@dumgal.gov.uk or call 07557 134726

Champions Board Development Worker - Stewartry / Wigtownshire
Email alison.hannah@dumgal.gov.uk  or call 01671 403773 / 07500 066171

Page last updated: 08/03/17