Meet the Team
Since our founding in 2000, Durham Children in Care Council has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success.
Find out more about some of our team members below.
The Faces of Our Durham CICC
Hi, my name is Robert. I really enjoy keeping fit by running, cycling and swimming and I hope to complete another Marathon one day. Running is my favourite as I regularly run with my Dog Cookie, yes named after the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street!
I also really enjoy my job as it allows me to support children and young people to make their own life decisions and have their voices heard.
I believe that the more we listen to children and young people then the better their lives and futures will become.
Hi I’m Lauren. I have a background as a Fine artist. I paint, draw and print in my spare time and I’ve even created logo’s. I have a Alaskan Malamute named Emma, she is super loving and my world. I also horse ride and take care of a foal (baby horse) named Nemo.
I’ve been volunteering with Investing in Children since I was 16, and am now working here.
I believe that anyone can achieve anything that they dream of, and my wish is that young people can be inspired and find their voice just like I did with investing in children.
Active members of the CICC
The Children in Care Council (Investing in Children) have really helped me build my confidence. I never knew I'd be able to feel confident speaking in meetings and taking part in training sessions. I have really enjoyed taking part in the foster care training and the teacher training that Investing in Children allowed me to complete. However, I feel that my biggest accomplishment is being part of CICC's Corporate Parenting Panel as I was able to bring ideas forward that helped improve services for children and young people in Durham. Overall, it's a pleasure to be involved with CICC, they have helped me become more confident and given me the chance to make a difference in the lives of children and young people.
I started attending the CICC meetings a few years ago. I wanted to hear more about the current members of the CICC and learn more about their experiences. After attending a few meetings, I wanted to get more involved with the CICC, so I got in touch with Rob Johnson. He helped me get involved with more meetings and gave me platforms to share my opinions with others. For example, I was once able to go on Newcastle radio to talk about my own experiences. I was very nervous but I received a lot of great feedback! I'm glad that the CICC are becoming more well known in the care system because they've done a great job at making their meetings interesting to children and young people.