Celebrating achievements

Charlotte Chapman award winner
Charlotte Chapman award winner

Central Bedfordshire Council Looked After Children and Care Leavers Achievement awards saw more than 230 young people put forward for prizes.

The annual awards are designed to celebrate educational and personal achievements by looked-after children and care leavers across the region.

Daytona Knight with her award

Daytona Knight with her award

Among the award winners were Charlotte Chapman and Daytona Knight, who have both been members of the Children in Care Council since 2010.

The CiCC is made up of youngsters currently, or who have been in the council’s care, it works to improve services for looked-after children.

Charlotte was put forward for an award for her willingness to help and support at the CiCC events.

Daytona was nominated for staying committed to her studies and being a valued member of the CiCC.

Councillor Mark Versallion handed out the awards on the night, he said: “I’m always delighted to attend this awards event and to listen to the amazing achievements of these truly inspiring children and young people.

“They really do prove that if you put your mind to something you can achieve it.

“Central Beds Council is committed to helping young people in its care to get the best possible start in life and to help them develop the skills they will need to be independent once they leave our care.

“The fact that a record number of children and young people have been nominated for awards shows this is happening and I hope they all go on to achieve great things in life.”