The candidate cities and communities working towards recognition as UNICEF UK Child Friendly are:
We also work with councils looking for guidance on how to apply child rights principles to specific areas of their work.
The CFC programme is able to respond to these requests through offering bespoke support on a shorter-term basis than the full three-to-five-year programme, drawing on skills and experience from within the team and across UNICEF UK.
Examples include running customised child rights training for elected members in Glasgow, as well as the Children’s Commissioner for Jersey’s Youth Advisory Panel. The CFC team also has a one-year arrangement with Bradford Council, delivering training and technical assistance across the city in how to take a child rights-based approach to local service delivery.
It is important to note that local authorities accessing this tailored support are not eligible for recognition as a UNICEF UK Child Friendly City or Community until they have been accepted onto and progressed through the full CFC programme.