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Children in Care Council

MAGIC - Making A Great Important Change

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MAGIC is South Tyneside Council's Children in Care Council, it was established by children in care FOR children in care.

The Children in Care Council represents all children in care and Care Leavers. There are three strands to the Children in Care Council:

  • Mini MAGIC - is a range of activities for younger children who are looked after in South Tyneside.
    • We hold a Mini MAGIC fun event every half-term holiday. These events are for children who are looked after, aged 5 to 11 years (we also welcome children they live with).
    • The Mini MAGIC reference group is a small fortnightly group aimed at children aged 8 to 11 years. This is a fun group that helps plan our half-term events.
  • MAGIC Group - There are two weekly MAGIC groups for young people who are looked after, aged 12 to 16 years. They are involved in various projects to help make important changes to the lives of children and young people in care. They also take part in fun activities and attend an annual residential trip.
  • Care Leavers Council - The Care Leavers Council (CLC) is a monthly group for young people aged 17 to 25 years. The CLC aims to make changes and improve services for care leavers in South Tyneside.

All of the people who are involved in your care want you to be safe, happy and achieve your aims. Read more about our promise to you.

MAGIC's 'film in a day' explains what MAGIC is and highlights priorities for looked after children in South Tyneside:

Our commitment to avoid unhelpful changes in your life

The Magna Charter is our commitment to avoid unhelpful changes in your life. If changes do happen, we promise we'll help you understand what's going on and make sure your views are listened to.

Find out more about our Magna Charter.

Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch with the Children in Care Council or find out more about joining the group you can:

Telephone: Suzanne Thompson (Participation and Engagement Worker) on 0191 424 7780


Follow South Tyneside's Participation Team on: 


In November 2017, Ofsted inspected children's services in South Tyneside. Read our Ofsted summary for young people.

Information for care leavers

Help and support

Do you know about South Tyneside's Local Offer for Care Leavers?

The Local Offer tells you about all the help and support you're entitled to as a care leaver in South Tyneside. This includes: Council Tax exemption, help with driving lessons, setting up home allowance, and support with education and employment, etc.

Visit our Local Offer for Care Leavers

Events and activities

We also have regular events and activities for care leavers. These include, movie nights, quiz nights, Sunday lunches, theatre trips, and lots more.

Email or call 0191 424 7766 / 07971 836239.


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