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Tour de Roundhay – a Tour de Force!

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  Celebrating the Tour de France coming to Leeds, the Tour de Roundhay set out to provide a fun and sociable afternoon for our local community. It certainly delivered this, drawing the praise… Continue reading

Leeds Pupils Campaign With Go-Givers

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The Go-Givers’ Make a Difference Challenge supports key stage 2 children (aged 7 – 11) in leading a social action campaign on a local, national or global issue of their choice. The challenge… Continue reading

Le Tour Diary – Getting ready for riding

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    As we draw ever closer to the biggest cycling event coming to Leeds, join us as we follow a team of intrepid cycling enthusiasts attempting the first leg of the Tour.… Continue reading

The Children and Families Act explained – part 2, the Leeds local offer …

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My name is Val Waite and I’m the manager of the best practice team in the complex needs service. Our team is working on the Leeds local offer. The Leeds local offer is… Continue reading

New ambassadors and recent visits!

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Jane and Auli are part of the team working on child friendly Leeds, and they’re talking to organisations across the city about how we can work together to make Leeds’ child friendly city… Continue reading

The Children and Families Act explained – part 1 …

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New laws to improve services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities From September 2014, there will be a number of changes to improve services for children and young… Continue reading

Good luck in your exams!

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We all know how important it is to give all children and young people the encouragement and inspiration they need to be a success. As part of child friendly Leeds, we’ve brought together… Continue reading

Gaining experience and a qualification – Bethany’s story

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Last week saw over 160 young people through the doors of Leeds Civic Hall for a construction industry apprenticeship fair – one of many run in the city to help young people find… Continue reading

March of the Robots

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We’re nearly at the end of a week of exciting free robot events this Easter all around the city centre – have you been over to make your robot? There’s one more event this week,… Continue reading

Never forget the orange! Being a young advisor

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Beth got involved as a child friendly Leeds young advisor, and worked on the child friendly Leeds awards. “I never thought that when a couple of my friends and I went to the Leeds… Continue reading