The child friendly Leeds awards 2017 shortlist
The nominations for our child friendly Leeds awards 2017 have now closed and the winners have been announced. The names of the children, young people, adults, places, organisations and businesses who were shortlisted are below.
Child of the year
This award celebrates a child or young person who has done or achieved something exceptional. It could be someone who makes a big contribution to their local community or a young person who is caring for a friend or loved one who needs extra support.
(Under 11 years)
The children shortlisted were:
(11 to 18 years)
The children shortlisted were:
UK Youth Parliament
Organisations inspiring schools
This award recognises the invaluable support that pupils and schools receive from within their local community. This could be local organisations, educators or individuals from outside the school’s regular staff, who work with, or in a school to inspire, inform, entertain, or support pupils. Examples could include a local business that teaches enterprise skills to pupils; a community group project that enables volunteers to support the curriculum or an intergenerational project linking pupils with older people in the community.
The organisations shortlisted were:
Mini Mermaid Running Club UK
Northern Ballet’s START project
Space2 and Shantona Women’s Centre
Adult inspiring children and young people
This award recognises the people who care for, support and inspire Leeds children and young people every day. For example nominees could include: a kinship or foster carer who has transformed a child’s life; a teaching assistant who inspires the imagination of their pupils; or an adult who runs a community group for young people. The award will celebrate what adults do every day to help make Leeds the best place for children and young people to grow up in.
The adults shortlisted were:
Nathan Atkinson (Fuel for School)
Carol and Stephen Davis (Lofthouse Children’s Centre)
Nola Ellen (Hearts and Hopes)
Libby Tinworth (Health for All)
Best place for children and young people
This is the award for the places and spaces where children and young people love spending their time. It could be a shop, venue, group, school, youth club or a local café that always puts children and families first.
The places shortlisted were:
Angel of Youths
CATCH’s 'ARK', Harehills
The Belle Isle Family Centre – Health for All
The Rainbow Factory, Farsley
The Tetley, Hunslet Road
Overall contribution to child friendly Leeds
This is the award for the business, organisation, team or individual that has shown true commitment and made a meaningful contribution to making Leeds the best UK city to grow up in. It could be a business with an exemplary apprenticeship programme, a school that has made a major contribution to improving the local community or a sports club that welcomes and celebrates children and young people. We want to hear about the numerous initiatives across Leeds that give children and young people opportunities, inspiration and optimism for the future.
The businesses and organisations shortlisted were:
Leeds Independent Visitor’s Scheme
Leeds United Football Club (Foundation & Conferencing and Event Team)
Keepmoat and Construction Housing Yorkshire
Student Leeds Safeguarding Children Board
The White Rose Centre Management Team
Town Centre Securities PLC
Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre (Rosie Anderson and Wendy Denman)
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.
Highlights from the 2014 child friendly Leeds awards
Highlights from the 2015 child friendly Leeds awards
The 2016 child friendly Leeds awards
The 2017 Child Friendly Leeds Awards