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.
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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.
Leeds wishes young people ‘good luck’ in their exams
We want to wish ‘good luck’ to students who will be sitting their exams this summer, and so do lots of celebrities!
After results young people will have to make big decisions about their future and we want to provide them with as much information as possible about all the options available to them.
We’re encouraging young people to use the hashtag #LeedsNextSteps on Twitter to find more information and to visit our Leeds Pathways website to discover training, learning and job opportunities.
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!
Child friendly Leeds awards
The winners of the second annual Child Friendly Leeds awards were announced in a glittering ceremony at Leeds City Varieties in January and we’re pleased to announce we’ll be doing it all again in 2016!
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 (under 11)
Children’s champion (11 to 18)
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 full list of shortlisted nominees on our child friendly Leeds blog.
We're currently recruiting young people (11 to 19) to plan our 2016 awards - see this poster for more information.
We’ll be revealing more about next year’s awards over the coming months, so make sure to keep a close eye on our social media accounts.
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!