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Child friendly Leeds aims to make Leeds a better place for everyone growing up and particularly to address the issues and challenges that can prevent children and young people realising their potential.

Become a Child Friendly Leeds ambassador

Hundreds of people and organisations are already spreading the child friendly message across the city and working on activities and projects that benefit children and young people. These people and organisations are our ambassadors and they come from a diverse range of backgrounds and contribute in a variety of different ways. 

Ambassadors don’t have a formal job description but the types of things they're involved with are: 

Promoting our brand to show collective support across the city 

Playing their part in supporting the wishes of children and young people

Telling other people about how they can get involved and help make Leeds a better place for all children and young people and set an inspiring example

Attending and taking part in themed workshops and events

Supporting young people to speak up and have their voices heard​

Helping promote and share information and activities with other ambassadors in the network

Making Leeds the best city to grow up in 

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We have enjoyed playing our part as a CFL ambassador and are continuing to deliver fantastic success for families in Leeds, such as projects like the Leeds Jurassic Trail encompassing the Healthy Holidays scheme. We look forward to achieving more through our excellent partnership.

Martin Dickson, Director of Brand & Innovation, Leeds Bid

Since becoming a Child Friendly Leeds Ambassador this year we have really valued having the support from the team and how our work at NSPCC supports the CFL wishes and wider priorities of the service. The information and connections the team have shared have been invaluable and much appreciated.

Katya Anfilogoff-Clark, Hub Relationship Manager, NSPCC

Being a school on the outskirts of Leeds can sometimes mean we are disconnected from what our city has to offer. It is great we have Child Friendly Leeds that helps connect our pupils and schools together.

Mr Mark Cahill, Headteacher, Swillington Primary School

Ways you can support us

Work with us to take action on the children and young peoples 12 wishes

Become a Leeds City Council Foster carer

Become an independent visitor

Offer adoptive/foster/kinship parents and carers the same employment rights as birth parents

Offer discounts and incentives to vulnerable communities

Offer supported lodgings for young adults leaving care

Offer work experience, volunteering and placement opportunities

Offer apprenticeships

Get involved with Healthy holidays

Create playful opportunities and spaces across the city

Offer career advice and talk to schools

Offer your meeting rooms or venues as spaces for hosting events, meetings, activities or workshops


​​Sponsor a Child Friendly initiative

There are always child friendly projects happening across the city that would benefit from your support in the form of sponsorship. Sponsoring a project could help Leeds deliver ‘real’ opportunities and positive change for children.

Current sponsorship opportunities:

The Child Friendly Leeds Awards – organised entirely by young people it recognises people, places and organisations across the city who are helping to make Leeds a child friendly city

Christmas gifting

Child friendly events and projects

Child friendly city centre map


 

 

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