The wishes – 12 things children and young people say will make Leeds more child friendly

In a child friendly Leeds…

1 Children and young people can make safe journeys and easily travel around the city

2 Children and young people find the city centre welcoming and safe, with friendly places to go, have fun and play

3 There are places and spaces to play and things to do, in all areas and open to all

4 Children and young people can easily find out what they want to know, when they want it and how they want it

5 Children, young people and adults have a good understanding of children’s rights, according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

6 Children and young people are treated fairly and feel respected

7 Children and young people have the support and information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices

8 All our learning places identify and address the barriers that prevent children and young people from engaging in and enjoying learning

9 There are a greater number of better quality jobs, work experience opportunities and good quality careers advice for all

10 All children and young people have their basic rights met

11 Children and young people express their views, feel heard and are actively involved in decisions that affect their lives

12 Places and spaces where children and young people spend time and play are free of litter and dog fouling

What are you doing to help make these things happen? Tweet us @child_leeds

We asked thousands of children and young people in Leeds how to make their city more child friendly – the 12 wishes are the top 12 things they came up with.

This year, Leeds Youth Council have asked the city to focus on wishes 1, 9 and 11 – travel, jobs and work experience, and voice and influence.

To see the wishes in more detail or find out how to get involved with child friendly Leeds go to http://www.leeds.gov.uk\childfriendlyleeds

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