Call for more people to sign up as a Child-Friendly Warwickshire 'friend' - The Leamington Observer

Call for more people to sign up as a Child-Friendly Warwickshire 'friend'

Leamington Editorial 29th Mar, 2023   0

THE CALL has gone out for individuals and groups to join Child-Friendly Warwickshire.

The programme aims to make the county the best place for children and young people to grow up and learn. It helps create opportunities and lasting positive change for children by ensuring their voices are heard, and that they are safe, happy, healthy and equipped with the skills to lead the best lives they can.

To date, over 120 individuals and organisations have signed up to be a Child-Friendly Warwickshire ‘friend’ and have shown their commitment to helping children be the best they can be.

But the programme needs the support of everyone in the community to ensure every child, no matter their background, has the chance to flourish in all aspects of their lives.

No action is too small, and everyone can play a part in making Warwickshire child-friendly.

This could be supporting a local youth sports team, making a space or event somewhere where children can learn and thrive, or considering if fostering a child or young person could be an option.

Warwickshire County Council spokesman John Coleman said: “Warwickshire is a county full of opportunity, where children can grow up safely and happily and create unforgettable memories along the way. It’s important to celebrate the accomplishments of children and young people across the county and work together to give every child and young person the chance to reach their full potential.

“We would like to say a massive thank you to the 120 plus organisations who have signed up as Child-Friendly Warwickshire ‘friends’ and are already playing their part in this. We hope many others will join us.”

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