Leeds - Child Friendly City
Date: 19 Jul 2012
The child friendly Leeds initiative aims to make Leeds the best city for children and young people to grow up in.
The child friendly Leeds campaign aims to unite the whole city to create a place where children and young people are:
• Safe from harm;
• Do well in learning and have the skills for life;
• Choose healthy lifestyles;
• Have fun growing up; and
• Are active citizens who feel they have voice and influence.
As part of the campaign Leeds City Council has been speaking to over 2000 young people to find out what is important to them. Their top 12 ‘wishes’ cover a wide range of topics including:
Transport; the city centre; play; information; children’s rights; respect; healthy lifestyles; learning; jobs and careers; litter; and making young voices heard.
Leeds is now looking for people to become child friendly ambassadors and help others to think about what they can do to make the city more child friendly. To become an ambassador or subscribe to child friendly city updates, email; firstname.lastname@example.org.