Aberdeen City Council launches survey on progress towards becoming a Unicef Child Friendly City

It is Aberdeen's ambition is to become recognised by Unicef as a 'Child Friendly City'. A child-friendly city (CFC) is a city, town, community or any system of local governance committed to improving the lives of children within their area by realizing their rights as articulated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In order to better understand what work, we already do with regards to children's rights and what needs to be done, it is vital to establish where we currently are. The accreditation process for the award requires us to be able to robustly evidence our progress to successfully deliver the outcomes identified within our action plan. Your responses will enable a baseline to be established and help to identify areas of strength and areas of improvleaderement that need targeted/addressed.

Aberdeen City Council;'s Co Leader, Coucillor Jenny Laing, said: “In aiming to achieve UNICEF Child Friendly City recognition we really want to create communities where children and young people are treated with dignity and have a say in decisions that affect them. We want to co-design services with children and young people that support them and ensure they feel safe and valued.

“We are well on the way already and this survey will help refine still further the work we are doing to involve our young people in shaping Aberdeen’s future and be given the best opportunity to fulfil their potential.

“I would encourage everyone with an interest in helping us make Aberdeen a UNICEF recognised Child Friendly City to take part.”

You can find information about Child Friendly Cities at www.childfriendlycities.org

Please use the form below to let us know how you involve children and young people and if there is any work that you would like to showcase as part of the application.