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Young Reporters give us their views!

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Did you know, there is now a team of child friendly Leeds young reporters who have signed up to train for reporting at events across the city?  They”re part of a group of 500… Continue reading

A volunteer’s experience – being there for someone

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I first became aware of the Independent Visitor (IV) scheme in January of 2012. At this point in my life, I’d admit that I had lost direction. Having graduated from Uni a year previously, I… Continue reading

The child friendly Leeds awards 2014

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This week, the child friendly Leeds awards will be held at the City Varieties, celebrating the great things that people, places and organisations are doing in Leeds to make it the best place… Continue reading

Read all about it!

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We’re working in partnership with the Yorkshire Evening post to raise awareness of our child friendly ambitions and what this means.  This week, you’ll be hearing plenty about what’s happening in the city,… Continue reading

Being Leeds children’s mayor

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Since being elected as Children’s Mayor I have had various responsibilities such as switching on the Leeds Christmas Lights and laying a wreath on behalf of all the children in Leeds, at the… Continue reading

Adoption and fostering – what’s it all about?

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Did you know that there are hundreds of children living in Leeds who need to be adopted or fostered? An important part of our ambition to be a child friendly city is that… Continue reading

What child friendly Leeds means to us

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On the 22nd November young people took over the child friendly Leeds communications office. This is our thoughts on child friendly Leeds. What is child friendly Leeds? Child friendly Leeds is about bringing… Continue reading

Supporting young carers in schools

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A free event for school staff and those working with young people in Leeds – Wednesday 4 December Practical ways to identify and support young carers in schools  “…young carers still don’t get… Continue reading

Playing out in Otley and Aireborough

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  Leeds Play Network told us about what they got up to over Summer, and one of the things was lots of fun in Otley and Aireborough!  They worked with extended services and… Continue reading

Big Green Weekend: Skelton Grange

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Plans for the Big Green Weekend Open Day at Skelton Grange on 5th October are really coming together! We are very excited at the prospect of being able to contribute to the Leeds… Continue reading