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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 as a Children’s Champion?

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?

Our Children’s Champions are currently campaigning to reunite unaccompanied refugee children with their family in the UK. Right now, refugee children are alone and exposed to danger, while their family members wait desperately for them in the UK. Our campaigners are writing to the Home Secretary calling on her to urgently reunite refugee children with their families. The Government can and must change this.

Read the Children’s Champion reunification campaign briefing

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.

Sign up now

Further questions? Please email: activism@unicef.org.uk   

Children's Champion Vivienne Ruth Ollis meets Tim Farron MP to talk about the campaign to end violence against children.

Children's Champion Vivienne Ruth Ollis meets with her MP, Tim Farron MP to talk about the campaign to end violence against children.