Leeds (UK) has a bold ambition to be a child friendly city. This means we want to ensure that all of our citizens (including our children and young people) are able to enjoy the city and have a voice in how it grows and develops. This paper will explore how the city has embraced this ambition. It will consider the importance of ensuring that the voice of the child is heard and that their voice has real influence. It will also examine the way that a focus on relationships using restorative practice has helped on this journey.
Leeds is a large city