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: email@example.com.
Make your nomination for the 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 2016, and we’d like you to tell us about the people, places and organisations helping to make Leeds a great place to grow up.
This year we have a new award, the ‘Supporting schools: children’s choice award’, which recognises the invaluable support that schools receive from within the local community.
We’re looking for local organisations, educators or individuals from outside the school’s regular staff, who work with, or in the school to inspire, inform, entertain, or support pupils. Examples could include a local business that teaches enterprise skills to your pupils or a community group project that enables volunteers to support the curriculum.
Last year’s award winners included a campaigner for services for young people with complex needs, a fundraiser for Crohn’s and Colitis UK Society, a supporter for children and young people with severe and complex learning disability and autism, a residential activity centre and a local sporting foundation! Who will it be this year…? Make your nomination at http://childfriendlyleeds.wordpress.com/awards - nominations close on 31 October 2015.
Get involved in Leeds' ambition to be a child friendly city!
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 a 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 to children and young people in Leeds.
Email us to find out more and play your part!
A message from Councillor Yeadon
Our latest newsletter has all the latest updates on our campaign, including a message from Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, our new executive member for children and families.
You can read her message here, along with all the latest news on our campaign and up-coming events for young people in the city.
Celebrating social media success
We already have 5,000 people following our campaign on Twitter (@child_Leeds) and earlier this year we launched our ‘child friendly Leeds’ Facebook page, which already has over a thousand followers.
We’d like to thank everybody for following our progress and, if you’re not already, make sure you follow us to get all the latest updates on our child friendly campaign!
Tell a child friendly story
Our child friendly blog highlights some of the great work taking place every day to achieve our ambitions for young people. It brings together information, news and views about everything related to Leeds becoming the best city for children and young people.
We’re always on the lookout for writers for our blog, so get in contact if you have a story to tell.
Play your part - our 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!