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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 / 0113 247 4819

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 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

Child friendly Leeds awards 2015 - winners revealed!

The winners of the second annual Child Friendly Leeds awards were announced in a glittering ceremony on 29 January at Leeds City Varieties.
There were an astounding 547 nominations received for champion children, child friendly places, people who go the extra mile and great organisations, with the winners announced at the special event in five categories: 

Children’s champion (11-18), 
Children’s champion (under 11),
Looking after children and young people
Best place for children and young people 
Best overall contribution to child friendly Leeds.

You can see a full round-up of the night, including pictures of the winners and a full list of shortlisted nominees on our child friendly Leeds blog

The awards were hosted by the Leeds City Varieties are sponsored by British Gas, run in partnership with the Yorkshire Evening Post and supported by Marks &Spencer and First Direct Arena.

Follow us on Twitter @child_Leeds #CFLAwards.

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. Please email to find out more.

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!

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We've over 4,000 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.

Have you seen our beautiful blog? You'll find previews of events, guest posts from ambassadors, read 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.