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Child friendly Leeds
We’re working to bring everyone together to make Leeds a child friendly city—a place where children are valued, supported, enjoy growing up, and look forward to a bright future. Find out more by clicking on the buttons above, or contact us at childfriendlyleeds@leeds.gov.uk / 0113 247 4819

Child friendly Leeds awards

Do you know a great place in Leeds for children and young people, or someone who’s making a big difference to children’s lives? The child friendly Leeds awards are in January 2015, and nominations open on 15 September 2014. We’d like you to tell us about the people, places and organisations helping to make Leeds a great place to grow up. Last year’s winners included a foster carer, a young blogger and campaigner for wheelchair accessibility, a fantastic youth theatre and an inspirational dance organisation! Who will it be this year? Make your nomination.​
You can get involved with Leeds' ambition to be a child friendly city!
 
Could you play your part? Are you or your organisation already doing great work for children and young people? Would you like to get involved and help spread the word?

If you think you may want to sign up as an ambassador, or lend the support of your organisation to the campaign, we’d love to hear from you and help to share your work more widely. Just get in touch on childfriendlyleeds@leeds.gov.uk to find out more and talk to us about how you can be involved.  You can also make a pledge using the box on the left to start the conversation.
 
Latest news

Well done in your exams!

Lots of young people in Leeds are currently getting their exam results, and to acknowledge their hard work and effort child friendly Leeds has brought together lots of celebrities from music and sport to say a big well done to them all!

After they get their results many young people have to make big decisions about their futur​e.  We want to provide them with as much information as possible about all the options available to them. Whether they want to begin an apprenticeship; find a university, college or sixth form place; or to start looking for a job, we want to make sure young people in Leeds have access to information that helps them to make the best decision for them.

In order to help, the child friendly Leeds blog has information and personal stories from young people who have been through this process before, plus further information and careers advice through the Leeds Pathways website.

We hope that all Leeds’ young people get the results they want and we wish them a big well done!  Follow results day on Twitter with @child_Leeds and #leedsresults

Child friendly Leeds ambassadors

Did you know that there are over 300 businesses and organisations who have joined our campaign to make Leeds a child friendly city and signed up to be child friendly Leeds ambassador?  We are always looking for new child friendly Leeds ambassadors – you might be working for a business, a charity or other third sector organisation, or simply be someone who wants to help make a difference for children and young people in Leeds. Why not come along to our next ambassadors meeting to find out more? 

The next child friendly Leeds ambassadors meeting is  on Tuesday 9 September, e-mail childfriendlyleeds@leeds.gov.uk​ or you can call 0113 247 4819/224 3966 to reserve a place. An exciting agenda is planned with the opportunity to hear from Councillor Judith Blake, Leeds City Council executive member for children’s services, and Nigel Richardson, Leeds City Council director for children’s services. You will also get the opportunity to meet other child friendly Leeds ambassadors who are already involved with the initiative and representatives from the voluntary sector who will be talking about their work for children and young people. 
 
Child friendly Leeds film
 
Watch a 2 minute clip of our animated film by children and young people, created by Studio 12 through workshops with Leeds children and young people, working with local young poet, Ma Maposa, and kindly sponsored by British Gas.  We hope it inspires you to get involved and play your part, and to share it with others!
 
3,000 and counting
 
We've over 3,000 followers on Twitter thanks to you!  Say hello, and let us know about great news or opportunities for children, young people and families in Leeds - just tweet us @child_Leeds or use #child_Leeds.
 

Blog
 
Have you seen our beautiful blog?  You'll find previews of eventsguest posts from ambassadorsread about fostering, to more about MyMapLeeds. It's where you can read more about what's going on to make Leeds a child friendly place, hear from young people, volunteers and organisations, and much more.
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