2023 Case Studies Pack
- October 2023
As one of the first cities in the UK to apply for UNICEF Child Friendly City Status, Cardiff Council wants to create a city where all children and young people can share their voice and have an input on decisions being made that will affect them. This approach will seek to ensure that the rights of children and young people are respected by all.
As part of the Council’s work on the replacement Local Development Plan (LDP), a project was developed to embed child rights into the process and provide children with an opportunity to become informed citizens. The aim of the project was to understand children’s views regarding different aspects of the LDP and their local area through different engagement activities.
When looking for tools to gather data from engagement activities, it became evident that it would be beneficial to move away from using online forms and use a more interactive engagement tool. This approach enables children and young people to communicate more effectively and maximise pupil engagement. Several different options were considered and after careful research, the online platform ‘Maptionnaire’ was selected as it also provided an innovative gamified element.
Child Friendly Co-ordinator