Child Friendly Leeds was launched by Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012. Over the last 10 years, the city has embraced this ambition and we are proud of partnerships that have developed across the city between Child Friendly Leeds Ambassadors and services working with families to helping to improve outcomes for children and young people. Children and young peoples voices are at the heart of our approach and will continue to shape our priorities and plans for the next 10 years!
Due to the pandemic, we were unable to organise the annual Child Friendly Leeds Awards last year and so it is even more important to recognise the incredible individual contributions of children and young people and people working with families but also the phenomenal work of different groups, organisations and settings in helping improve the lives of children and young people.
In July 2022 we will be hosting a prestigious city-wide Child Friendly Leeds 10th Birthday awards event to celebrate all the incredible work that is happening across the city to make Leeds the best place for children and young people to grow up in.
This is your opportunity to shine a light on the people, places and organisations that have gone that extra mile!
Where would you recommend children and young people and families visit in Leeds? Do you know a child, young person or adult that deserves recognition for the work they do in their community? Has an organisation / business supported your school through the pandemic? Which arts/ cultural organisations or projects are doing valuable work with children and young people?
Then please tell us! Without nominations, we cannot recognise those people, places and organisations for the amazing work that they do. Nominations will close on Friday 25 March at 10pm.