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This section provides a few examples of criteria and indicators that have been developed in different countries to determine the level of child friendliness of cities and towns of different sizes. In some cases, these indicators or parameters have been the base for an accreditation/award system in place to encourage and stimulate the process for the fulfilment of children’s rights by local governance structures and to acknowledge efforts promoted in this direction. In the case of an accreditation mechanism or award strategy, only a city, town or community that performs well according to the indicators defined is considered a child friendly city.
The examples below are not exhaustive. For practitioners engaged in similar processes, they provide an idea of what components and elements of child well-being are considered in different settings to recognise a city or community child friendly. These indicators need to be reviewed and adapted to each local context.