CYP Now's #Chances4Children campaign is giving practitioners, teams and leaders a platform to share the innovative, collaborative and heroic work that is taking place every day to improve the lives of children, young people and families.
Children have been largely spared the devastating health effects of Covid-19. Yet, the pandemic lockdown has disrupted many aspects of children’s lives, from school closures to rising food poverty. The trauma and isolation it has caused could have damaging effects on their wellbeing and life chances for years to come.
The pandemic is hitting disadvantaged children the hardest, with analysis suggesting the crisis could wipe out a decade of gains in narrowing the attainment gap.
CYP Now’s #Chances4Children campaign aims to:
- Raise awareness of issues that prevent children and young people reaching their potential
- Champion practice and initiatives to tackle issues from which others can learn
- Support children’s sector leaders in their work to support vulnerable groups
- Provide a platform for children and young people to share their hopes and aspirations
- Ensure the needs of disadvantaged children remain at the forefront of policymakers’ post-pandemic recovery plans
Be part of the @cypnow campaign - share examples of your good practice or celebrate the work of peers on Twitter by tagging #Chances4Children and send your stories to email@example.com
Latest on #Chances4Children
Dozens of disadvantaged children and young people from across London were able to swim for free at an outdoor pool during the summer thanks to a scheme provided by the City of London Corporation.
A children’s charity has launched two new books aimed at helping children with parents in the armed forces deal with their parents being away for long periods.
#Chances4Children: The Skill Mill launches new social outcomes project to support 200 young offenders
More than 200 young offenders are set to benefit from a new programme aimed at helping them get back into work.
Environmental charity Groundwork is spearheading an initiative to get more young people involved in using and preserving park space in their local communities.
Playing games, sports coaching and learning to cook healthy food are just some of the activities taking place at free summer holiday clubs run by two nurseries in disadvantaged parts of London.