SEE THE CHILD CHANGE THE SYSTEM, A NEW CAMPAIGN WE CAN ALL SUPPORT.
You might already be aware that at Britmums last week we were fortunate to listen to and meet Camilla Batmangheldjh .Camilla and her charity Kids Company have launched a new campaign called See the Child Change the System. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the number of children living in abusive, neglectful and potentially harmful environments in the UK.
Some of the statistics that Camilla used to support the need for change were….
- Children negatively impacted by parental alcoholism range in numbers from 920,000 to 3.5million
- Those impacted by parental mental health difficulties range from 50,000 to 2 million
- Children impacted by domestic violence are thought to be just under 1.8million
- One in 20 children are believed to be sexually abused.
To read some more about current problems within the system that is supposed to support these children and to understand why change is vital please visit the See The Child site
This short film has been developed to promote the campaign.
The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of the plight of so many children here in our own country. The ultimately aim is the creation of an Independent Task Force that can re-design social care and mental health services for children.
And you can all help make this happen by giving your support in a number of easy ways, here’s how….
SIGN THE PETITION ON THE seethechild.org website. Also on this site is all the reports, case studies, quotes and videos which help support this campaign.
OR TEXT I SEE to 63000, this is a standard network charge, it is not a donation to Kids Company. The text will constitute a ‘vote’ for change, it is another mechanism for signing the petition alongside the website.
POST A PICTURE OF YOURSELF AS A CHILD ON SOCIAL MEDIA #SEETHECHILD
To show support and solidarity with the millions of children suffering in the UK, we are asking you to post a picture of yourself as a child on Facebook or Twitter in support of the campaign with the following copy:
Twitter: Me as a child. Help 1.5m children suffering in UK, sign at seethechild.org or text I SEE to 63000 #SEETHECHILD
Facebook: I am posting a picture of myself as a child in support of the 1.5 million children who are neglected and abused in the UK. Politicians say there are ‘no votes in vulnerable children’ but by signing this @KidsCompany petition at www.seethechild.org we are showing them we care and we demand change. Together we can See the Child. Change the System. #SEETHECHILD or Text I SEE to 63000
KEEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA
So come on lets get behind this and help raise awareness by sharing the campaign and using the hashtag #SeetheChild