Notes to editors
The King's Fund's Imagine London manifesto and the Action Plan for a Child-Friendly London, developed by the London Children's Strategy Group, will be launched at The HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane near City Hall, from 12.30-2pm on 20 November 2002. Speakers will include Nicky Gavron, Deputy Mayor of London, and Georgios Sklavounos, President of the Association of Child-Friendly Cities.
The Imagine London manifesto for health and well-being in the capital was produced by more than 2,000 young Londoners through the King's Fund Imagine London programme and a subsequent King's Fund/ICM poll. It lists 18 top priorities for change across the broad themes of transport, environment, crime, healthy living and emotional well-being.
Action for a Child-Friendly London is a project of the London Children's Strategy Group, a coalition of over 120 organisations in London committed to the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Action Plan outlines proposals for change across a broad range of areas and calls for these proposals to be brought forward in the Mayor of London's draft Children and Young People's Strategy.
For copies of the Imagine London manifesto or the action plan, please contact Kate Healey at the King's Fund on 020 7307 2669.
Journalists and photographers are cordially invited to the launch. There will be an opportunity for a photo shoot at 2pm. For further information please contact Daniel Reynolds on 020 7307 2581 or 07831 554927 or Andrew Bell on 020 7307 2585.