Child friendly Leeds awards

The awards make sure the people, organisations and places in Leeds that you think are making the biggest contribution to making Leeds the best city for children and young people ​are celebrated and recognised.

Child friendly Leeds awards


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​​The 5th Child Friendly Leeds awards 2018!


Child Friendly Leeds have begun their search to find 12 young people aged 11 – 19 (or up to 25 if you have additional needs) to take on the challenge of planning the awards, choosing the night’s theme, selecting the acts, designing the programme, scripting the show, hosting the evening and operating light and sound equipment. 2018 will be the 5th year of the awards - we want them to be extra special and we need YOU!

It’s important that members of the planning group are able to attend every Thursday evening session from 21 September 2017 – 1 February 2018 (the Awards night), but the good news is, that you will get a break for October half term and over the Christmas holiday!

If you’d like to be in this amazing team, please download and complete the short application form (Word 247KB) and return it to us before Monday 11 September. Please email your form to childfriendlyleeds@leeds.gov.uk or post your completed form to:

PO Box 837
Children’s Services/Child Friendly Leeds
Leeds City Council
LS1 9PZ

Successful candidates will be sent the details of the future planning team meetings, which will take place on Thursday evenings, 4.30 – 6pm in Leeds city centre. The first meeting of the team will take place on Thursday 21 September, 4.30 - 6pm.


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​​Child Friendly Leeds awards 2017!


Organised by YP Productions, a group of 10 young people and were sponsored by British Gas and Trinity Leeds and supported by Marks and Spencer and First Direct Arena. A full gallery of images from the awards is available via the below link:

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The winners of the 2017 awards were:

  • Child of the Year winner Under 11s: Ishaq Hashmi

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  • Child of the Year winner, 11 to 18: Daniel Morton

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  • Best Place in Leeds for Children and Young People winner: The Belle Isle Family Centre (Health For All)

  • Organisation Inspiring Schools: IntoUniversity

  • Adult Inspiring Children and Young People: Carol & Stephen Davis

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  • Overall Contribution to Child Friendly Leeds: Keepmoat & Construction Housing Yorkshire

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​The winners of the 2017 Child Friendly Leeds Awards are:
 

Child of the Year, Under 11: Ishaq Hashmi

Ishaq struggled to speak as a young child due to difficulties understanding dual languages. He worked with a speech therapist, slowly gained confidence and is now the first to offer his help to other children at after school classes, supplementary school & the football academy.

Child of the Year, 11 – 18: Daniel Morton

Daniel was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2014. Despite facing numerous operations and treatment, Daniel has raised an impressive £5000 for cancer charities.

Best Place in Leeds for Children and Young People:  The Belle Isle Family Centre (Health For All)

The Belle Isle Family Centre provides a safe and friendly place for children and their families to meet new people and try fun and new activities.

Organisation Inspiring Schools:  IntoUniversity

IntoUniversity are passionate about supporting children and young people to see and reach their potential, whether that be a university place or another goal.

Adult Inspiring Children and Young People: Carol & Stephen Davis

Carol and Stephen volunteer each week at Lofthouse Children’s Centre, running well-loved groups for local families.

Overall Contribution to Child Friendly Leeds: Keepmoat & Construction Housing Yorkshire (CHY)

In partnership with Leeds City Council, Keepmoat & CYH have supported 52 young people through their apprenticeships and provided them with additional opportunities to increase their confidence.


Past Awards

If you would like a taster of what to expect on the night, here are some highlight clips from previous child friendly Leeds awards ceremonies.​

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2017 child friendly Leeds Awards Highlights

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The 2017 child friendly Leeds awards

Highlights from the 2016 child friendly Leeds awards

Highlights from the 2015 child friendly Leeds awards

Highlights from the 2014 child friendly Leeds awards