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I stand for children campaign

The NSPCC’s I Stand for Children campaign called for protecting children to be at the top of the political agenda.

In the run up to the election, over 14,300 people in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales asked their parliamentary candidates to pledge “I Stand for Children” and make protecting children their priority.

As a result, over 900 election candidates committed to important child protection measures, such as securing essential funding for services for children. Representatives of all the main political parties promised to champion our issues in Parliament.

Without this public support this significant number of candidates would not have made this commitment to keep children safe from harm. Thank you to everyone who added their support

Candidates were asked to sign up to the following key policy calls within the campaign:

  • Ensure that vital child protection reforms are fully resourced and implemented, following the tragic death of Peter Connelly and other child deaths since.
  • Continue to fund helpline services for children and for adults concerned about the safety or welfare of a child. 
  • Tackle domestic violence from a child’s point of view.
  • Make the internet safer for children.
  • Strengthen the role of the Children's Commissioner in England to act as a genuinely independent voice for children.
  • Provide resources for vital therapeutic services for children who have experienced abuse.

This is a critical time to continue campaigning for children. If you’re not already a campaign supporter, please email campaigns@nspcc.org.uk for details on how you can get involved .

Visit the I stand for children site to find out more.

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