Resources

UNICEF Child Friendly Cities and Communities Handbook

This Handbook provides guidance on how to establish a CFCI to help cities do better for children within their jurisdictions. It introduces a global framework and step-by-step guidance on establishing a CFCI to professionalize and streamline the initiative globally, while leaving adequate room for adaptation to local contexts, structures, priorities and needs. It emphasizes the importance of measuring and demonstrating the change that the CFCI brings to the lives of children and youth [PDF].

  • Building a CFC: Assessment

    Ideas for Developing A Situation Analysis

    Child Friendly Cities Governance Checklist

    CFC Assessment Database Tool

    Self-Assessment Tool For Adolescents

    Self-Assessment Tool for Children

    Self-Assessment Tool for Community Service Providers and Child Advocates

    Self-Assessment Tool for Pre-school Parents

    Self-Assessment Tool For Primary School Parents

    Self-Assessment Tool for Secondary School Parents

    Place Standard Tool to Assess Places

    Measuring and Monitoring Child Wellbeing and Inequality at the Local Level Replication Manual

    Manual de réplica: Monitoreo local de bienestar e inequidades en la infancia (Spanish)

    Belarus – CFCI Assessment Final Report

    Belarus – Methodology for Calculating the CFC Index

    Belize – Belize City Municipal Profile Report

    Brazil – Municipal Seal of Approval Methodology Guide 2013 – 2016

    Brazil – PCU Indicators (Portuguese)

    Brazil – PCU Indicators 2017-2020 (English)

    Brazil – Municipal Seal of Approval Social Impact Indicators and Systems Results

    Canada – Dossier de candidature MAE allégé Quebec

    Colombia – Proposed Indicators

    France – Dashboard Questionnaire (French)

    France – Application File (French)

    Kazakhstan – CFCI Indicators – “Child Friendly Cities” Report

    Mongolia – Indicators Measuring Results Framework

    Mongolia – Local Governance Key Results

    Council of Europe Child Participation Assessment Tool

    Child-friendly Community Indicators – a Literature Review 2008

    UK Government Impact Assessment Toolkit 2011

    A qualitative GIS approach to mapping urban neighborhoods with children 2010

  • By Stakeholders: Government

    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Toronto: Growing Up Guidelines (City of Toronto 2017)

    Child Friendly Cities Governance Checklist

    Participation in Local Governance UNICEF Country Office Case Studies

    Child Rights Toolkit: Child Rights in Governance (EU/UNICEF)

    Child Rights Toolkit: Child Rights in Programming and Sector Policies (EU/UNICEF) 

    Child Rights Toolkit: Child participation (EU/UNICEF)

    Child Participation in Local Governance UNICEF Guidance Note 

    Measuring and Monitoring Child Wellbeing and Inequality at the Local Level Replication Manual

    Manual de réplica: Monitoreo local de bienestar e inequidades en la infancia (Spanish

    Scottish Golden Rules for Participation for Children and Youth

    Hart, R –  Children’s Participation (1992)

    DCruz, Fadrigo Cadornigara, Satterthwaite (2014) Tools for Inclusive Cities: Roles for Community Engagement

    Lansdown, G (2011) Every Child’s Right to be Heard Resource Guide

    Minujin, A (2016) Increasing Childhood Equality in Cities: A Practical Intervention through Policy, Research and Advocacy

    Minujin, A and Ferrer (2016) Assessing Sustainable Development Goals from the Standpoint of Equity for Children

    Design for Play: A Guide to Creating Successful Play Spaces

    Cities Alive: Designing for Urban Childhoods Report (ARUP, 2017)

    Building Better Cities with Young Children and Families Report (880 Cities, 2017)

    City of Edmonton Involving Young People Guide

    Place Standard Tool (Crown, 2017)

    i-teams: The teams and funds making innovation happen in governments around the world (NESTA, 2014)

    Social Innovation in Cities Report (URBACT, 2015)

  • By Region: Latin America/Caribbean

    Belize: SCFM 2016 Annual Report

    Belize: SCFM 2015 Annual Report 

    Belize: Children Consultations Methodology and Results

    Belize: Children’s Advisory Body Concept Note

    Belize: Costa Rica South-South Study Trip Lessons Learned

    Belize: Strategic Plan – Benque Viejo Town

    Belize: Terms of Reference for the Municipal Council Officials

    Belize: Belize City Municipal Profile Report

    Belize: Belmopan Muncipal Profile Report

    Belize: Benque Viejo Muncipal Profile Report

    Belize: Corozal Town Muncipal Profile Report

    Belize: Dangriga Town Muncipal Profile Report

    Belize: Orange Walk Town Muncipal Profile Report

    Belize: San Pedro Town Muncipal Profile Report

    Belize: S. Ignacio & S. Elena Muncipal Profile Report

    Brazil: Platform For Urban Centres

    Brazil: PCU Indicators

    Brazil: PCU Indicators and variables

    Brazil: PCU Adolescent Participation

    Brazil: PCU Methodology 2013-2016

    Brazil: PCU Brochure 2017-2020 Cycle

    Brazil: PCU Monitoring Guide

    Brazil: PCU Social Participation Guide

    Brazil: PCU Brochure 2013-2016 Cycle

    Brazil: Municipal Seal of Approval Methodology Guide 2013-2016

    Brazil: Guia Metodologico do Selo UNICEF 2017-2020

    Brazil: Social Impact Indicators and Results

    Colombia: Proposed Indicators

    Colombia: Territorios Amigos de la Ninez PDF

    Colombia: Territorios Amigos de la Ninez PPT

    Costa Rica: Cantones Amigos de la Infancia, Buena práctica de la Municipalidad de Alajuelita

    Costa Rica: Cantones Amigos de la Infancia, Buena práctica Municipalidad de Goicoechea

    Costa Rica: Cantones amigos de la Infancia, Municipalidad de Belén, 2017

  • Documents By Topic: Participation

    UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – Child Friendly Language 

    Child Rights Toolkit: Child Participation (EU/UNICEF)

    Child Participation in Local Governance UNICEF Country Office Case Studies 

    Child Participation in Local Governance UNICEF Guidance Note

    Council of Europe Child Participation Assessment Tool

    Roger Hart Ladder of Participation

    Hart, R –  Children’s Participation (1992)

    Lansdown, G (2011) Every Child’s Right to be Heard Resource Guide

    Child Friendly Community Self-Assessment Tool For Adolescents

    Child Friendly Community Self-Assessment Tool for Children

    Child Friendly Community Self-Assessment Tool for Community Service Providers and Child Advocates

    Child Friendly Community Self-Assessment Tool for Pre-school Parents

    Child Friendly community Self-Assessment Tool For Primary School Parents

    Child Friendly Community Self-Assessment Tool for Secondary School Parents

    So You Want to Consult with Children? A Toolkit of Good Practice (Save the Children, 2004)

    Take us Seriously: Engaging Children with Disabilities in Decisions Affecting their Lives (UNICEF)

    Hearing Young Children’s Voices (CEIEC)

    Child Participation Assessment Tool (COE, 2016)

    Child Rights Toolkit: Child Rights in Governance (EU/UNICEF)

    Child Rights Toolkit: Child Rights in Programming and Sector Policies (EU/UNICEF)

    Brazil – PCU Adolescent Participation (Portuguese)

    Brazil PCU Social Participation Guide (Portuguese)

    City of Edmonton Involving Young People Guide

    Scottish Golden Rules for Participation for Children and Youth

    Climate Change – Take Action Now – Guide to support children’s actions (AYCEO)

    Wridt, P (2010) A Qualitative GIS Approach to Mapping Urban Neighborhoods with Children

    Zimbabwe Child Friendly National Budget Initiative: Facilitator’s Manual

  • Documents By Topic: Private Sector

    Child Rights and Business Principles