This Sunday, 17th May 2020 it’s National Children’s Day.
It’s a day when families and organisations raise awareness about how we can protect the rights and freedoms of children and young people to ensure they can grow into happy adults.
Worcestershire Children First (WCF) has a vision for Worcestershire to be a wonderful place for children and young people to grow up.
This year WCF will be joining with Worcestershire County Council to mark the day by celebrating the achievements of children and young people across the county.
The theme for this year’s celebration aims to get everyone thinking about what we’ve learnt during the pandemic. Children and young people are asked to share what small steps they want to take in the future or the big steps that 2020 has brought us, to help make a kinder, more creative and connected world.
Catherine Driscoll, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Children First said: “We want Worcestershire to be a wonderful place for children and young people grow up.
“This is a challenging time for children and young people but also an opportunity to learn what is really important. Time with family and friends, safety and security and care and kindness are some of the things that children tell us they value.
“If we want to create a more caring and compassionate world, we must start with children.”
Marcus Hart, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education added: “We can hardly ignore the current situation and the adjustments children and young people, their families and our staff have had to make to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
“While we are celebrating National Children’s Day, I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to our staff and all the parents and carers who have had to completely change their normal routines and adapt to the current situation.
“Central to everything we do is to support you and your families and ensure children and young people’s welfare is at the heart of everything we do.”
Throughout the day on Sunday we will be sharing our thoughts and achievements across our social media channels. Follow @WorcsChildren and @WorcsCC on Twitter.