Fight For Change Council

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A message from the young people at Fight for Change Council (FFCC).

Fight for Change is a council made up of cared for children and care leavers. We get together to have our say, make a change and hopefully change the future for other cared for children.

Fight for Change is good because: we get to meet new people, we learn about stuff, it's a chance to change people's lives for the better, we have good discussions about things that are important to us, we have a lot of fun, we have food and drink, we play games and have a laugh.

How to get involved

We think young people should join Fight for Change to help other young people who don't or can't speak out for themselves.

So, if you would like the opportunity to meet with council bosses and influence policy relating to cared for children and care leavers or you have an issue you would like Fight for Change to raise on your behalf, please contact Zoe Westcott on 0161 707 0222.

Fight For Change Council banner

What the council have achieved

Fight for Change Council can represent your views and work towards achieving positive change. FFCC has been running since September 2010.

FFCC achievements include:

  • Increased prom money to £100
  • Youth Day car wash
  • Influenced the pledge for cared for children and care leavers
  • Completed a #mentalhealth project
  • Prepared an anti-racism pledge
  • Various consultations and many more achievements

Since coming to Barnardo’s FFCC has:

  • Had a Christmas meal out
  • Been involved in the recruitment of professionals within the Barnardo’s organisation
  • Had a movie and world food night in

Watch the Fight For Change Council video


We work as a team,
We make friends,
We influence,
We challenge for change,
We have opportunities,
We learn,
We have our voices heard,
We have fun,
We make a difference.

At Fight For Change Council we aim to make a real difference in our community and create a supportive environment for all involved.

For all Salford’s cared for children and young people to positively influence services by supporting and fighting for what we believe in. What could the Fight For Change Council mean for you?

The Fight For Change Council anti-racism promise

At FFCC we want to see an end to racism.

We are all equal and should treat people fairly.

We believe that everyone should be treated with respect, no matter what race, religion or belief they have.

Even though we may not look or speak the same way, we are all human.

We are here in this world to feel good and happy about ourselves and to be safe. People should not have to live their lives in fear of people treating them differently.

We will discourage and challenge racist language and abuse in our community and on social media.

We promise to learn about racism and educate others. Through education we are able to learn about others who have been able to take a stand to change the world.

We encourage other children to join us and stand together to make a real change!

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