Unicef UK campaigns to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse. We couldn’t do it without the help of our most dedicated campaigners – our Children’s Champions.
Unicef UK works to make sure the UK Government delivers on its responsibilities for children, and the Children’s Champions network plays a crucial role in making this happen.
What do Children's Champions do?
As a Children's Champion you will regularly contact your MP (including meeting them face-to-face and writing letters or emails), engage with your local media, and raise awareness of our campaigns in your constituency. The key role of the network is to help ensure the campaign message is heard at the local level. It’s crucial that we make sure MPs understand just how much their constituents care about children’s rights and keeping children safe.
What support do I receive?
You don’t need to be an expert to join the network. We’ll give you all the support you need, including the latest campaign information, background reading on the campaign issue, and guidance on how to engage your local MP and media.
We provide regular training opportunities including face-to-face events and conference calls, and we're also here to support you and answer any questions you may have.
What is the current campaign?
The Children's Champions network is currently campaigning to keep children safe in humanitarian emergencies such as the recent earthquake in Nepal, the conflict in South Sudan and the ongoing violence in Syria. Protecting children from violence is life-saving in wars and disasters, just like water, shelter and medicine, yet it isn't being prioritised in the same way.
Ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, our Children's Champions are calling on the UK Government to protect children in armed conflict and the schools that keep them safe. Our Children's Champions are meeting with their local MPs and asking them to speak with the Foreign Secretary about signing up to the Safe Schools Declaration.
How do I sign up?
To become a Children's Champion you need to be passionate about Unicef's work and prepared to commit a small amount of your time. You also need to have a UK postal address.
Become a Children's Champion today and help make a safer world for children tomorrow.
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Further questions? Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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