Child Friendly Warwickshire
Safe in Warwickshire is part of the county council’s ambition to become a child friendly county where all children are at the centre of our communities. Child Friendly Warwickshire ensures the voices of children and young people are heard, that they are safe, happy and healthy and equipped with the skills to lead the best lives they can. We can all play a part in this by working together to create a child friendly county where every child has a brighter future.
Children and young people need secure, safe and stable lives. Safe in Warwickshire works with services and organisations across the county so that the safety and security of children and young people on our streets, public spaces and in their homes, is paramount.
And so, Child Friendly Warwickshire will help children and young people:
- Be heard – have a voice to shape where they live
- Be safe – have secure, safe and stable home lives
- Be healthy – have access to the health services they need
- Be skilled – enjoy the learning they need to achieve their goals
- Be happy – enjoy growing up in a green county full of opportunities
Find out more about Child Friendly Warwickshire here: https://www.childfriendlywarwickshire.co.uk/
Be future ready with Warwickshire’s youth conference
Booking is now open for you to grab your spot at Warwickshire’s annual youth conference ‘Future Ready’ which will be held on Thursday 21 April between 11am – 4pm.
Organised by young people, for young people, the Future Ready conference will offer a friendly and empowering environment where young people (aged between 11 and 17) and local organisations will come together to amplify the voices of tomorrow to help shape the county.
What to expect on the day
The conference will be held at Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Ln, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RN on Thursday 21 April between 11am – 4pm and lunch will be provided.
To find out how to get there, visit the Woodland Grange website.
Young people have chosen five themes that will be delivered as a workshop by a local organisation for the day. The themes and organisations delivering the workshops are:
- Mental health – Kooth
- Climate change – Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
- Youth homelessness – St Basils
- Respectful relationships – Targeted Youth Support
- Careers – Prospects
You will get a chance to choose two workshops from these themes and will also have a chance to talk to over 25 organisations from Warwickshire who help to create a child friendly county.
Some of the organisations already onboard to attend are CWRise, Warwickshire Police, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, Shelter and Warwickshire Museums.
There will also be lots of fun activities like a digital graffiti wall, henna, raffle (with loads of great prizes) and a photo booth.
In the unexpected event that this event can’t go ahead due to covid restrictions, this event will be rescheduled.