Child Friendly Lambeth will host a fun event for children and young people in Windrush Square, March 19, 2022 – Brixton Buzz

As part of Lambeth’s partnership with the UK Committee for UNICEF’s (UNICEF UK) Child Friendly Cities & Communities programme, the council is hosting a fun and exciting event for children and young people in Windrush Square, Brixton, from 12 p.m. at 5 p.m. on March 19, 2022.

Join us for our exciting event!

This event is one of many that Child Friendly Lambeth will organize and/or participate in this year. Child Friendly Lambeth will have a stand where we will share information about the programme, distribute merchandise and ask children and young people what their priorities are for the borough.

There will also be steel pan, musical theater and Portuguese singing performances, activities – including marble runs and trash robots – and much more, so come say hello and have fun! Everyone, especially children and young people, is welcome!

Some partners of the program will also be present to animate stands:

  • BIG CHILD
  • Lambeth Youth Council
  • Express Health and Wellness Bus
  • Lambeth foster carers
  • Well Center NHS colleagues
  • Libraries and archives
  • Palace for life
  • The Bureau of Silly Ideas

How can I get involved?

We’ll be at Windrush Square in Brixton from 12pm to 5pm on March 19, 2022, so drop by and explore all the exciting things we have to offer. We would love to see you and hear your views.

If you can’t make it but have lots of ideas for how we can make Lambeth even more child friendly, you can visit our website: lambeth.gov.uk/childfriendly and contact us at [email protected]!

What is a Child Friendly Community?

Lambeth Council wants to make the borough one of the best places in the country for children to grow up To achieve this, we are working with the charity UNICEF UK to become a child-friendly community.

A child-friendly community is one where the rights and voices of children are respected and where many more people and organizations help children and young people to be safe, healthy, happy and thrive.

It is important that we listen to children, young people and local communities to understand what is important to you and how Lambeth can become more child friendly.

We want to give young people the opportunity to influence decision-making while raising awareness in the borough of children’s rights.

Some Lambeth children and young people have made a video to find out more about the program, which you can watch here.

Cllr Ed Davie, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:

“We are really delighted to welcome this brilliant event in Brixton and I look forward to showcasing all the talent of the children and young people of Lambeth.

“We are really looking forward to involving all of Brixton’s communities in this event and many more as we make our way to a UNICEF child friendly community in the UK. Be sure to come to the event at Windrush Square on March 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.to share your views and talk to the brilliant team.

“We really hope you can make it happen and we look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can make Lambeth even better for children and young people to grow up in. See you soon!”

Fiona Connolly, Acting Strategic Director of Children’s Services and Executive Director of Adult Services at Lambeth Council, said:

“We are proud of the successes of Children’s Services and look forward to hearing the thoughts and ideas of young people in the borough in order to continue to improve our offer to children and young people.

We hope that this program can continue to reflect our desire to put children and young people at the heart of everything we do while ensuring that young people and children in the borough know their rights, feel heard and can influence their future.

“We invite everyone to come to this exciting event which is just one of many we plan to host. We are really looking forward to moving the program forward together based on what the young people have told us that they want and what is important to them.

You can see more about the kid-friendly Lambeth website

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