Call for Leeds children’s champions

Award winners from the Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2015
Award winners from the Child Friendly Leeds Awards 2015
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The search is on to find the city’s very own children’s champions.

And today the organisers of the third Child Friendly Leeds Awards are looking for organisations and individuals who go above and beyond to brighten the lives of young people.

The awards, which are being organised by children and young people, will take place next year.

And this year there will be a new category to highlight the links between schools and local communities across Leeds.

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Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member responsible for children’s services, said:“We are very excited to announce our third Child Friendly Leeds Awards.

“We really want to hear about the people and organisations which go the extra mile to make Leeds a special place for children and young people.

“Each year the awards are organised and planned by young people themselves, which makes them a truly special experience with lots of surprises and is a great way to showcase the talent we have in Leeds.”

Among the awards will be the best place for children and young people in Leeds, best overall contribution to make Leeds a child friendly city and looking after children and young people.

There will be an award for the under 11’s children’s champion and for the children’s champion aged between 11 and 18.

Earlier this year Herd Farm Residential and Activity Centre was named the best place in the city for children and young people.

Nominations can be made at childfriendlyleeds.wordpress.com/award and the deadline is October 31.

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