Our Schools Campaign Network offers pupils the chance to become active citizens and speak out in support of children's rights around the world.  

As network members your pupils will join Unicef UK campaigns and take action by signing petitions, creatively raising awareness in their school community, writing to the local newspaper, and speaking with their local MP – there are lots of ways for pupils to get involved. Sometimes we have special events as well.

Who can join the network?

The Schools Campaign Network is free to join and open to primary and secondary schools in the UK.

If you're a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School, joining the network will also enable your school to work towards achieving RRSA’s Standard D, which is about empowering children and young people to become active citizens and learners.

What support do I receive?

You don't need to be an expert to facilitate campaigns at your school, as we provide you with all the information you need including background reading on the campaign issue, learning activities to engage and inform your pupils, and suggested ways for your school to take action.

We're also here to support your school to take part and answer any questions you may have.  

What is the current campaign?

The Schools Campaign Network is currently campaigning to protect and promote children's rights in humanitarian emergencies. 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 school campaigners are calling on the UK Prime Minister to make protection from violence a priority at the summit.    

How do I sign up?

To join the network or for more information, please email: schoolcampaigns@unicef.org.uk  

 

Read more about Unicef UK's Rights Respecting Schools Award.

Read more about Unicef UK campaigns.

 
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