"A child-friendly city is a city for everyone ... it needs to be walkable, safe, green, and rich in play and adventure. It needs to offer diversity and culture ... and the chance to feel part of a community."
Samuel Williams (Arup), republished by UNICEF 2018
What do kids in Ipswich think
Ipswich City Council would like to thank every person – more than 500 individuals – who shared their experiences and ideas with us in conversation!
About Council policy
Join the discussion about what makes Ipswich a child, youth and family friendly city!
Ipswich City Council invites you to share your experience and ideas. What do you think makes Ipswich a child, youth and family friendly city?
We are developing a new policy for children, young people and families. We want to hear from a diverse range of voices from across Ipswich.You can join the discussion by coming along to our workshops or answering some questions in our survey.
Children, young people and families are important to Ipswich’s identity, growth and success. That’s why Ipswich City Council is developing a new policy.
The new policy will be guided by UNICEF’s principles for a child-friendly city. We are also looking to build on the good things already in place and happening in Ipswich.
UNICEF describes a child-friendly city as one where:
• every child and young person lives in an environment where they feel safe and secure.
• their voice is heard and matters.
• they have access to quality education and social services, clean air and water.
• they can play, learn and reach their potential.
For children and young people to meet their full potential, we know families and care-givers must also live in a city with access to the opportunities, resources and supports they need.