30th June 2022

The Children’s Commissioner’s meets young people involved in Liverpool’s UNICEF Child-Friendly City Programme

I have had a brilliant morning meeting the young people who have contributed to Liverpool’s UNICEF Child Friendly-City Programme, alongside Steve Reddy, the Director of Children’s Services for Liverpool.

It was great to speak to children from over ten schools. They had incredibly thoughtful contributions about the environment and there being no Planet B.

I was interested to hear children’s insights into how Liverpool can be as safe and welcoming as possible. They also spoke about making sure all schools are inclusive, how we can all deliver for children of the north, and the importance of good mental health.

It was clear from my conversations with children that they enjoy living in Liverpool and are keen to take advantage of all of the opportunities that the city can offer.

It was wonderful to learn about the city’s participation in UNICEF’s Child-Friendly City Programme, and I look forward to seeing the city’s progression through this programme.