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How to: Campaign for us

Your support is essential if we are to improve children's and young people's lives

We’ve been supporting children and young people for over 130 years. Since the Society was set up by Edward Rudolf in 1881, our organisation has been dedicated to advocating on behalf of vulnerable children living at risk or in poverty.

We tirelessly campaign to improve children’s lives, because there is still so much to do 

In order to drive change in society, we need your help to raise public awareness of the issues we are working on and demand action from decision-makers – whether by contacting your MP or local councillors, signing a petition or holding a local event. 

We’ve been supporting children and young people for over 130 years. Since the Society was set up by Edward Rudolf in 1881, our organisation has been dedicated to advocating on behalf of vulnerable children living at risk or in poverty.

We tirelessly campaign to improve children’s lives, because there is still so much to do 

In order to drive change in society, we need your help to raise public awareness of the issues we are working on and demand action from decision-makers – whether by contacting your MP or local councillors, signing a petition or holding a local event. 

 

Our approach to campaigning

Change can take time and a lot of effort. To give us the best chance of success, we focus on particular issues.

We listen to and engage directly with children to inform our campaigns, give them a voice, and campaign for change with them.

We develop plan and think about all the options available to create the change we want to see.

Find out more about How to understand campaigning

Camapaign cycle




Our campaigns involve a lot of people coming together to build momentum and make change happen.

We identify what the problem is, carry out research to understand what the solutions might be, and then seek ways to engage with as many people -  like you – as possible to make a noise about an issue and put pressure on decision-makers to take action. 

Lobbying

We need to influence people with the power to make the changes we need to see, which can involve meeting them or the people they listen to. This is called lobbying.

Find out more about how to lobby a decision maker. 

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Building people power



We need to show decision-makers that people care about our issues. Particularly if people are their customers, or vote for them. Petitions and letter writing can be a great way to achieve this.

Find out more about how to build people power.

There are a whole host of other tactics we might use

Organising an event

Events can be a great way to reach out to different audiences, protests or stunts can also draw attention to issues that we’re trying to push up the agenda. 

Find out more about planning your event or how to protest. 


Get creative



With all of these tactics, its useful to think about how we can do things differently.

Lots of decision makers will have many different groups trying to get their message across, so anything we can do to make ours stand out is useful.

Find out more about how to get creative with your campaign. 

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Spread the word

The more people who know and are passionate about the issues we want to change, and can talk about it to others, the greater the impact we will have and the quicker we can spread the word. So it’s important to think about how we we can get our messages out there, either through reaching out to  communities or through the media 

Find out more about how to educate and reach out, and how to spread the word about the campaign. 

Every campaign and activity is a learning curve. It is important to think about what went well and what could be improved after every meeting, event and campaigning activity. 

Make sure you take time to celebrate and thank our supporters and volunteers for their contributions to making a difference. 

Would you like to make a difference with us? 

 

You can be a vital part of making change to children’s lives in your streets, schools, churches, and communities.

Become a campaign champion.