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Child & Youth Friendly Communities

Child and youth friendly communities value, support, respect, provide for, and actively include children and young people. They consider the voices, needs, priorities and rights of children in the development of public policies, programmes and decisions. UNICEF's framework for action describes a Child Friendly City as a local system of good governance committed to fulfilling children’s rights.
 

Child and Youth Friendly City Forum 2012

Child and Youth Friendly City Forum

Child and Youth City Forum Primer (PDF 1.3MB)

Child and Youth Friendly City Forum Summary (PDF 4.3MB)

Child and Youth Friendly City Forum Summary Poster (PDF 202KB)

Gibson Street Reserve, Bowden, Spaceshaper Report (PDF 6MB)
 

Moving towards South Australia as a Child and Youth Friendly State

Consultation with Children and Young People Report (PDF 3MB)

Moving Towards South Australia as a Child and Youth Friendly State Forum Report (PDF 2MB)
 

How to guides

UNICEF Child friendly cities

Resources information sheet (PDF 64KB) - Websites and documents on child and youth friendly cities and communities.

Small children, big cities, Early Childhood Matters Magazine, November 2014 - explores issues ranging from playground design to the effects of noise and crowding, 'public parenting', and ways to get children's voices heard in urban design decisions.
 

Australian child friendly initiatives

UNICEF Australia Child Friendly Cities Accreditation Pilot

The City of Bendigo is the first city in Australia to be recognised by UNICEF as a Child Friendly City.

Hobson's Bay Children and Young People's Plan 2014-18

 

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