The children and young peoples programme manager here at Verbal, Fiona Page sits on the adult steering group in the bid to make the Derry City and Strabane District City Council area a UNICEF child friendly city.

Unicef are working together with cities and communities across the UK to help make them places where all children and young people feel safe, heard, nurtured and cared for.

The programme aims to create cities and communities where all children, weather they live in care, using a children's centre or simply visiting a local library - have a meaningful say in, and truly benefit from the local decisions, services and spaces that shape their lives.

During the discovery phase we will be hearing from children and young people across the district so that their views can be used to help shape our action plan to make services and communities more child friendly.