Making Bath a Child Friendly City

​Unicef hosts a website about Child Friendly City status which includes the following information:

What is a Child Friendly City?
How to create a Child Friendly City

The Cultural Forum has led on making Bath more ​​child and family friendly with two earlier meetings on the subject (​CFBA General meeting 18 Sep 13 and 13 February 2014). Developments are such that there is now a Steering Group and a long list of partners working together to progress this initiative.

Child Friendly City: Steering Group

Councillor Cherry Beath, B&NES
Louise Betts, Learning and Participation Manager, Bath Festivals
Kate Cross, Director, the egg theatre
Sue East, Headteacher, St Andrew’s Primary School Bath
Penny Hay, Director of Research, 5x5x5=creativity, and Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Bath Spa University
Jamie Luck, Director, Mentoring Plus
Marian McNeir, Co-Chair, Cultural Forum for the Bath Area
Greg Ingham, Chair, Creative Bath and Chair of Trustees, Theatre Royal Bath

Child Friendly City: Partners

5x5x5=creativity
Bath Area Play Project
Bath City College
Bath City Farm
Bath Festivals
Bath Fringe
Bath Libraries
Bath Museums
Bath Spa University
Bath Spa Institute for Education
B&NES Children’s Services
B&NES Schools and Colleges
Black Families Support Group
Creative Bath
Cultural Forum for the Bath Area
egg theatre
Green Vision
Learning2Lead
Mentoring Plus
Off the Record
RUH Art at the Heart
Theatre Royal Bath
Young Carers
Youth Parliament

Mentors and Advisors

Grainne Powell, CEO Sticky FIngers, Newry (a Unicef Child Friendly City)
Cecile Maugy, Creative Director, Sticky FIngers, Newry
Saville Kushner, Professor of Public Evaluation, University of Auckland and Adviser to Unicef
Yulida Pangastuti, researching Child Friendly Cities for his PhD

Simon Lenton, Consultant Paediatrician, RUH, specialist in the links between creativity and education with health and well-being

In September 2014 a series of statements were made to Council, seeking support. These documents provide an easy-to-read background to the initiative.

Finally, here are three current examples of how we manifest the Child Friendly City status:

Children’s Rights: https://vimeo.com/75487904
Schools without walls: https://vimeo.com/schoolwithoutwalls

For information, the Children’s Cultural Rights Festival at the Southbank Centre is 23 – 26 October 2014.

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