Let’s make Leeds a child friendly city!

Child friendly thumbs up logoWhat is a child friendly city?

A child friendly city is somewhere that children and young people feel safe and welcome, a place they feel involved and informed about what goes on around them.

It is somewhere where there is equality and respect for everyone in the community. Children and young people's voices are listened to, and services, places and spaces are created the way they want them.

Leeds City Council asked thousands of children and young people what you thought would make Leeds a better place to grow up and live in.

All of their wishes for a more child friendly Leeds were put together to create the 12 wishes below. We want everyone to work together to make all these wishes come true.

What’s happening now?

People from organisations all around the city are making pledges and taking action on what they can do to make Leeds more child friendly.

Child friendly Leeds is something that everyone can get involved in. Read more about how to get involved at the Child friendly Leeds website here, or take a look at this video.

We’re working together to make Leeds a great place to grow up, and we’re also celebrating the people and organisations working to do this in an annual child friendly Leeds awards ceremony.

Get involved!

If you are a child or a young person living in the city and want to make a difference, you can email childfriendlyleeds@leeds.gov.uk for details on how you can become one of our child friendly Leeds young advisors. You can be involved in projects, and help to spread the word at your school. Read Beth’s blog here about her experience as a CFL young advisor.

You can also:

Search the BreezeLeeds.org map of Leeds to find out about events and activities to do near you and across the city.

Keep up with news and information we think will interest YOU!

Get your Breezecard for discounts at leisure centres, visitor attractions, entertainment and fast track entry to Breeze events.

Read more

Hear from our CFL young reporters - reviews, news and blogs from around the city!

You can find out about different child friendly projects that enable children and young people to have their say by taking a look at the Voice, Influence and Change Team page.

Have your say

Got something you want to share about Child Friendly Leeds? Email us at childfriendlyleeds@leeds.gov.uk or leave us a comment below! 


Your Wishes

To find out about each of the wishes click on the numbers below:

Wish 1

Wish 1
City Centre

Wish 3
Places and spaces

Wish 4

Wish 5
(United Nation Convention of Rights of the Child)

Wish 6
Being treated

Wish 7
Healthy lifestyle

Wish 8
Enjoy learning

Wish 9
Jobs, works and careers

Wish 10
Your rights

Wish 11
Have your say

Wish 12
Clean streets

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Whats happening now?

Leeds City Council officially launched its ambition for child friendly Leeds during a visit to the city by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Hundreds of children and young people took part and welcomed the Queen to the city with a sea of bright orange child friendly Leeds flags! You can watch the launch video below.


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Stephanie Hartley 01/11/2012 21:48:44
Go Team Tyler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
charlie spaven 16/10/2012 17:48:44
I am voting for Tyler Golden because he deserves to be childrens mayor of leeds.
jack nichols 16/10/2012 16:13:57
i am voting for tyler golden i think he should be mayor because he deserves it.
josh kilburn 15/10/2012 20:14:49
I am voting for Tyler Golden because i think he deserves to run for mare.
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