Campaign - join in
All children deserve a good childhood. That's why we campaign tirelessly to help children trapped in a vicious circle of violence, neglect, poverty and discrimination.
We’re currently immersed in these campaigns:
- The Children’s Commission on Poverty has brought children together to examine what living in poverty looks like through young eyes.
- Fair and Square, working for free school meals for all children in poverty
- Who Benefits?, giving a voice to the millions of us who have been supported by benefits
- Make Runaways Safe, making safe the 100,000 young people who run away each year
- End Forced Destitution, ensuring that young people and families in the asylum system are not kept far below the poverty line
- End Child Poverty, making sure Britain's struggling families are not forgotten in the current financial crisis
Join us now and be part of a movement to make a good childhood a reality for every child. Simply send us an email and we'll send you more information about our campaigns and how you can get involved.
The Children's Commission on Poverty
The Children’s Commission on Poverty has brought children together to examine what living in poverty looks like through young eyes. Over 18 months, a group of 15 young people will lead an investigation into what living in poverty really means for more than three million impoverished children and teenagers across the country.
Fair and Square
Our Fair and Square campaign aims to ensure that all children in need of a free school meal receive one.
Free school meals are a crucial entitlement for families living in poverty. These meals help to ensure that children from the lowest income families receive warm, nutritious food in the middle of the day.
More than half of all school-age children living in poverty aren't getting free school meals. These 1.2 million children may not be eating a single nutritious meal all day.
Momentum is really growing behind our campaign. Over 90,000 people signed our petition which we handed in at 10 Downing Street on 12 February.
Please join in today help ensure all children in poverty receive a free school meal.
The Who Benefits? campaign aims to give a voice to the millions of us who have been supported by benefits at some point in our lives. By sharing our stories we can show the reality of who needs help, why they need it and the difference that it makes.
All too often, people who’ve needed support from benefits get ignored, misrepresented or blamed for their situation. We are part of a broad coalition of charity, community and faith organisations we want to change that and reach out to the huge range of people who have ever needed help from working age benefits.
Learn more on the Who Benefits? website.
Make Runaways Safe
Every year more than 100,000 children run away from home or care. And they need your help.
These children are at risk. Not only do services fail to reach at least two-thirds of them, there is a lack of awareness of their situation at both local and national level.
Together, we can draw attention to these children and help them when they’re at their most vulnerable.
Learn more about Make Runaways Safe.
End Forced Destitution
The asylum system often lets down young people and their families, leaving them vulnerable and forced to survive far below the poverty line.
Learn more about End Forced Destitution.
End Child Poverty
As we struggle through the current financial crisis, we must ensure that Britain's struggling families are not forgotten.
Learn how you can help End Child Poverty.
Make a difference in your area
We rely on committed supporters across the country. Please find out how you can become a local campaigner.