Why campaign?

Campaigning is at the heart of our work. We’re passionate about doing all we can to help children and young people break through poverty and disadvantage to reach their full potential. We never stand still - we want to take more action for children.

We work with children, young people and families who face incredibly difficult situations, including extreme poverty, abuse, neglect and disability. Our campaigns are rooted in our experience, and the work we do directly with children and young people gives us the insight, expertise and authority to campaign for them.

We include children and young people at every level of our campaigning and help them to speak for themselves as often as possible.

We work with experts and other charities to do research that supports our campaigns and gives us a stronger voice. Our research and ideas influence policy change at the highest level.

We need your help

With your help we can really turn up the volume and make our voices heard by the people with the power to change things.

It is only by speaking out that we can challenge the way things are. Positive change comes from debate, so we’ve got a duty to put forward an alternative view - whenever it's necessary - to make this and every government think hard about how best to meet the needs of children, young people and their families.

Change won't happen overnight. In fact, it may take generations. But this doesn't mean we can't achieve positive results along the way. That's why we’ll campaign for as long as it takes.

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