Who We Are
Based in Conwy North Wales, Youth Friendly started nine years ago and is a growing organisation. We believe in the importance of using design, film and media to communicate with children and young people, involving them in decisions that affect their lives and giving them a 'voice'.
Over the last nine years we've had the fun and privilege of
- being involved in many different projects including developing hundreds of youth friendly versions of strategies and policies across social services, health and education services.
- developing resources for schools, charities, disabled young people and various hard-to-reach groups and training toolkits for professionals, volunteers and teachers.
- creating many films and animations that have helped to communicate children’s rights and the challenges and experiences of families and children across the UK.
We believe that information projects, websites, consultations and media must engage, relate and communicate if they are going to be effective.
If there is anything we can do to help you or your organisation; give us a call.
At Youth Friendly we work to and support the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). In addition, we have developed a core set of principles that guide and underpin everything we do:
Participation - Children and Young People are involved and included in every project. Participation is far beyond a box-ticking exercise; it is our identity.
Fun - We work to make consultations and projects fun. We believe it brings out the best in people.
Creative and Fresh - Media and resources should be creative and fresh, not just dusting up what’s been done before.
Innovative - We find new ways to do things that solve problems and deliver better results.
Excellence - For us, 'good enough' is not good enough, especially when it comes to children and young people.
Inclusive - Everyone should be able to take part, this is supported by actively engaging, networking and developing partnerships on this principle.
Safe - We aim at all times for people to be physically and emotionally safe. This includes CRB checks, careful interviewing, continuous training, fluid communication, creative planning and ‘switched on’ delivery.
Eco-friendly - We carbon offset our work, we Reduce, Re-use and Recycle where appropriate and our offices are in an eco-friendly building. However, promoting and supporting an eco-friendly culture with children and young people is what we believe will make the biggest impact.