Unicef UK advocates for children’s rights in the UK and internationally. We work with the UK Government and parliamentarians from all political parties to ensure children in the UK and around the world are protected.

From trafficked children in the UK, to children facing abuse and exploitation around the world, to those experiencing the ongoing effects of humanitarian crises – Unicef UK advocates to keep every child safe.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is at the heart of all our work.  We believe that incorporating the Convention into UK law would give powerful protection to children. It would ensure that the rights of all children in the UK, no matter who they are or where they come from, are protected.  

Unicef UK is a member of the ROCK coalition (Rights of the Child UK), a group of parliamentarians, lawyers and child rights activists who campaign together for the incorporation of the UNCRC into UK law.

For more information on our work in parliament and our Parliamentary Champions Network, you can email the Parliamentary Team.

 
Our School Campaigners handed Minister for Crime Prevention Norman Baker the signatures of 50,000 people who supported the Stop Child Trafficking campaign. Journalist Jon Snow and UNICEF UK deputy director Anita Tiessen were also in attendance.  © Susannah Fields/Unicef UK/2014
Our School Campaigners handed Minister for Crime Prevention Norman Baker the signatures of 50,000 people who supported the Stop Child Trafficking campaign. Journalist Jon Snow and UNICEF UK deputy director Anita Tiessen were also in attendance. © Susannah Fields/Unicef UK/2014