Let’s make Leeds a child friendly city!
What 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 everyone has a voice. Services and places are created in the way that children and young people 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.
Whats happening now?
On the 19th of July 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.
Staff from organisations all around the city have been asked to make a pledge on what they can do to make Leeds more child friendly. Child friendly Leeds is something that everyone can get involved in. Please read the leaflets that have been produced for families, communities and businesses.
To find out the thoughts and opinions of child friendly cities from a young person’s point of view take a quick look at the Leeds Youth Council blog.
Have your say?
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