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We are OVOS – Our Voice, Our Services.

All children and young people who are looked after by Solihull are part of the OVOS community.

We have monthly meet ups, talk about issues relating to being in care, plan regular events and activities and learn new skills by having a go.

OVOS trains and support young people to:

  • Chair your own reviews

  • Interview new staff

  • Take part in local and national forums (NLCBF, APPG)

  • Plan events and activities

OVOS encourages and supports children and young people to have their say. You have the right to have your say, to talk about what you think about being in care, how you feel about the services you receive, and how things could be changed and better for you.

Every Local Authority should have a Children in Care Council.

ABOUT US

Solihull Council has a strong commitment to listening and involving children and young people in our care.

 

Our ‘Promise’ to children and young people is that:

“We listen We care”

The Promise

 
 

A HANDY GUIDE

  • Being in care

  • Education

  • Hobbies & Activities

  • Health

  • Money

  • Being in Care

  • Money

  • Education

  • Sleepovers

  • Health

  • Hobbies & Activities

  • Being in care

  • Pathway Plans

  • Accomodation 

  • Education & Training

  • Money

  • Money

  • Education & Training

  • Careers & employment

 

  • Accomodation

  • Health

 

OVOS says "Thank You" to..... 

Knowle Parish Church

For donating 50 food hampers, that were given out to care experienced young people in time for Christmas.

Darren Bishton

Having been CA & 16+ Team Manager for 16 years, he left at the end of December. He asked that the £300 collected as a leaving gift be donated to OVOS.

 

Shirley Round Table

They donated £1000 of vouchers to give to Care Experienced  young people for Christmas.

Just Giving Christmas Appeal

OVOS were able to raise £4283.74 through the kindness of the 226 people who gave a donation.

Thank you to everyone.

Anonymous

Lots of CHOCOLATE!, which was bagged up and distributed by PA's

Christmas Kindness

We just want to say a massive THANK YOU to a Solihull lady in Knowle, who so kindly got her local residents to take part in purchasing presents for vulnerable children, young people and their families.  We had so many wonderful gifts that were handed out to a mixture of children placed with their parents, and care experienced young people and their young children. It must have taken a lot of planning and organising to arrange such a big project. We were not the only service that the local residents had helped this year.

We very much appreciate your kindness, your consideration of others and your efforts to help make a difference to many people at Christmas.

COMPLAINTS, COMPLIMENTS

& COMMENTS

If you feel like your voice isn’t being heard or you are not happy about the services you have received from Children’s Services, you can make a complaint. Try and talk to your social worker / PA before making a complaint as they may be able to help you resolve it straight away.

 

These booklets about complaints, compliments & comments can also help you.

-  Young Person's Form

-  Child's Form

To make a complaint about the services you receive please make contact with Solihull Council’s Children’s & Adults Complaints Team by:-

  • Writing to
    Performance & Complaints Team
    Solihull MBC, Manor Square
    Solihull B91 3QB

Or

  • Telephone no: 0121 704 8296

Or

 

To find out more look on the website:

 http://www.solihull.gov.uk

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