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Dudley Council is working with partners, stakeholders, community groups, schools and residents to build a new ‘Child Friendly Dudley’.

We are setting up the initiative to link people, groups and business together to create a brighter future for our children and young people.

Our ambition is that all children and young people from birth right up to the age of 25 (for those with additional needs) have the opportunity to reach their full potential in an environment where they feel safe and secure, have access to the right services and are able to learn, play and grow. 

We want to put the voices of the next generation at the heart of everything we do and similar initiatives have been used successfully in other towns and cities in the UK. The legacy of Child Friendly Dudley will shape the way organisations such as Dudley Council operate in the future.

Building a framework for the future

To deliver Child Friendly Dudley we are creating a framework that will set our plan of action.

Our framework is being co-produced with children and young people with different lived experiences from across Dudley borough, thanks to the support of local schools and colleges.

We’re asking them to tell us what Child Friendly Dudley means to them and what’s most important. Their thoughts and comments will help us build a framework that has children and young people at its heart.

The framework will also set out how businesses and local organisations can pledge their support to the initiative.

We’ll share more details about the framework in the coming weeks and months.

Get involved and find out more

At Child Friendly Dudley, we believe it takes a village to raise a child.

If you are a business, a charity or other third sector organisation, or someone who:

  • Believes that children have the right to the best life chances
  • Wants to help make a difference to children and young people in Dudley
  • Wants to play in part in making Dudley the most Child Friendly it can be

We want to hear from you!

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If you feel you’re already helping to fulfil the Child Friendly Dudley ambition and would like to get involved, contact us at: