We are pioneering new ways to give children the best chance to shine
Unicef has been changing children’s lives in the UK for more than 20 years and we will be there for them as long as they need us. We make the most of new technologies and we embrace innovation to ensure our work for children is always relevant and pioneering.
- Child Rights Launchpad is an interactive online resource that helps children and young people in Scotland to explore and learn about their rights.
- U-Report is an anonymous messaging service that allows young people to speak out on issues that matter to them and get their voices heard by decision-makers. By doing so they are joining a community of nearly 3 million U-reporters around the world.
- Baby, I Love You is a very special baby book for new mums, dads and babies in Scotland. The book is a gift from Unicef, with love, to every baby born in Scotland between the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Games in Australia’s Gold Coast.
Campaigning to protect UK children from unsafe air
As part of our work in the UK, we also campaign to keep children safe. Right now, our research has found that one in three children in the UK – that’s 4.5 million children – are growing up in areas with unsafe levels of particulate pollution.
Air pollution may be invisible, but it’s incredibly dangerous for children, babies and pregnant women. Breathing toxic air can damage their growth and leave them with lasting health problems, and because children’s lungs are still developing, they are particularly affected. Every child has the right to grow up breathing clean, safe air wherever they live, learn and play.
We are uniquely placed to make sure a rights-based approach is taken to tackle the air pollution crisis in the UK and later this year we’ll be launching a campaign to urge the UK Government to prioritise children’s health and keep children safe from polluted air.