Support our campaigns

We campaign for changes that make life better for vulnerable children and young people. Adding your voice to our campaigns helps us make change happen faster.

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

Current Campaigns

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Best Start in Life

Too many children are missing out on the #BestStart in life. Up and down the country, support for families from poor backgrounds is disappearing. Sign our petition to pressure the Government to take urgent action.

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Disabled Children's Partnership 

Disabled children, young people and their families often struggle to access the most basic support, and with cuts to services, the challenges they face are likely to become more difficult. That's why we're part of the Disabled Children's Partnership, and with 27 other charities we will fight for better health and social care for disabled children, young people, and their families.
Your voice is important to us. Sign up for updates about the how the campaign is going and to hear about chances to get involved.

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Fighting Loneliness

Loneliness impacts many adults across the UK, but we know that children can experience loneliness in just as many ways as adults. Some don't receive the love and affection they need, others have no one they can trust or turn to.

Jo Cox, the MP, identified loneliness as a serious problem in her constituency and set out to investigate what could be done. After her death last year, the project she started was carried on by her colleagues and renamed The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. At Action for Children we know from our work in communities across the UK that many people are vulnerable to loneliness and isolation and that's why we are proud to be leading the Commission’s work on children and families.

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Heads Together

Action for Children is proud to support the Heads Together campaign set up by our Royal Patron, the Duchess of Cambridge, as well as her husband the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives. Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.

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End Child Poverty

 

Every day we see the real impacts poverty has on the daily lives of children today. Children lack basic living necessities such as a warm winter coat or properly fitting shoes and are unable to take part in activities with their friends. Low income affects direct measures of children’s well-being and development, including their cognitive ability, achievement and engagement in school, anxiety levels and behaviour.

We think this is unacceptable which is why we're part of End Child Poverty, a group of charities holding the Government to account on their commitment to end child poverty. 

 

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Take a look at what we’ve achieved already:

  • Neglect law change – sustained emotional abuse, which causes psychological harm, is now recognised as a crime
  • Chance To Stay – we helped young people in Wales to stay in care longer if they wanted
  • On Our Own Two Feet – we got the Government to set up a savings scheme for children in care

Together, we can transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people. Together, we can make a difference.