The Child Friendly City (CFC) Programme has a group of young people helping to shape the citywide initiative. The Children and Young People’s Advisory Board (CYPAB) is chaired by Rose Melhuish and meets every other month. They have been working on developing an accessible version of the CFC Strategy including working with local cartoonist Huw Aaron.
‘We want people to be aware of all the good, that can be achieved, working in the Child Friendly City programme, so we commissioned a local cartoonist to develop a CFC map of Cardiff.’ said Rose, 17.
A large display with supporting information is now touring the city’s hubs and libraries over the next 3 months.
Rose said ‘It’s important that people know about children’s rights and the important work taking place as a result of working with UNICEF’.
The Child Friendly City programme has 5 clear goals and 17 ‘Commitments to Action’ with a focus on Health, Education and Family Services.
Cardiff is one of 5 cities, working in a partnership with UNICEF UK, which aims to embed children’s rights across public services.