Manchester joins eight other cities in the UK working towards the accreditation.
The status, which takes two to four years to gain, is formal recognition of the positive way a city treats its children and young people.
Media Cubs fully supports the campaign for the city to become child-friendly which will advance children’s rights and say on services.
Councillor Garry Bridges, executive member for children and schools, at Manchester City Council, said: “We’re putting children and young people at the heart of decision-making in the city- where they will be listened to, respected and able to influence decisions.
“We want to empower young people so that they can help us make our city better- for themselves and for future generations.”
It comes after the success of Our Year 2022
which provided thousands of activities and opportunities for young people.
We were delighted to take part in Our Year by facilitating projects and workshops, as well as capturing events throughout the year with our video team.
Take a look at our mini reporters’ video on the Our Year celebration below, which includes an interview with Jo Maycock from UNICEF UK.