Leeds wants to be the most child friendly city in Europe. Its vision was built from the views of thousands of young residents on how to make the City a better place to play, live and grow up.
This consultation led to the 12 wishes, the practical concerns of children and young people for a safer journey to school, a city centre that is welcoming and to be fairly treated by adults, and with respect.
There is a brand, and a toolkit of citizens, businesses and organisations to get involved.
Here is video summarising the approach.
From there came the council’s obsessions, to reduce the number of children in care, to have fewer young people out of school or work and to improve educational opportunity.
See the Leeds Restorative Practice Model for an explanation of how the City went about achieving these goals.