Contact us

For more information about Child Friendly Cities & Communities, including how to join, get in touch with the team at [email protected]

For enquiries about UNICEF UK’s work call the Supporter Care team on 0300 330 5580 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) or find other ways of contacting UNICEF UK.

Joining Child Friendly Cities & Communites

Joining this structured, supported and strengths-based programme presents a unique opportunity to work towards international recognition as a UNICEF UK Child Friendly City or Community.

It represents a bold commitment to a new, transformative approach – one in which children’s rights become the main organising framework for policy, programmes and practice.

Now, more than ever, it offers an exciting opportunity to break new ground, reimagine and build back better, not just for, but with, children and young people.

We’re looking to partner with councils who are ambitious in their local vision for children and young people and ready to join a high-profile partnership with UNICEF UK for a minimum of three years.

If this sounds like you, or you have any questions, please contact the Child Friendly Cities & Communities team at [email protected] and we’ll arrange a phone call to talk you through the application process.

There is an annual fee for councils wishing to join the programme. The fee is calculated on a sliding scale according to a range of factors including the local authority budget, youth population size etc.

UNICEF UK is a registered charity operating on a not-for-profit basis and all income raised through the annual fee goes directly back into covering the costs of running the programme.

Please get in touch for more information: [email protected]