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Children First Alliance supporting organisations

We are asking for endorsements from organisations, academics and professionals. At a later stage, we will be asking for support from the general public.

The purpose of Children First is to encourage policy-makers to put children at the heart of all decision-making.

Children First's founder and leading spokesperson was Steve Franks, Chief Executive of Water Babies. Steve was also a Board member of the ukactive Kids Council, with lead policy responsibility for Early Years Physical Activity. Sadly, we lost Steve to COVID-19 in April 2020 but Water Babies continues to support the Alliance in his memory.

We recognise that without the support of charitable, corporate and individual interests and experts in the field, it will not be possible to fulfil our ambitious agenda. There is a modest annual fee. Full details of this and sponsorship opportunities are available from the Group Secretariat.

Each All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is required by the official rules to have a set of Officers who are Members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords. Royal Public Affairs currently provides the secretariat for this group.

The secretariat does the work of organising meetings and such other activities as the Group decides to undertake. This may include, for instance, the establishment of Working Groups in order to produce reports on topics of interest.

Groups with an ambitious programme need to be funded. Many Groups are funded by a single substantial organisation who provide staff to the APPG. We prefer to have a broader base of interested parties and so request a modest annual fee. If you are interested in supporting either of these Groups please email the Secretariat for further details.

Email the Secretariat contactus@childrenfirstalliance.co.uk with the name of your organisation (if any), your own name, and position.

List supporting organisations

The Children First Alliance is a collboration of businesses, politicians, parliamentarians and independent individuals. This list is continuously growing and evolving as companies may offer their support for a specific campaign then move on to other campaigns. The list is incomplete as we are aware of individuals' privacy and we will always obtain permission to include contact details.

Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy
Acton Play
Amandas Action Club
Association for Nutrition
Association of Play Industries
Attlee Youth & Community Centre, PATH Chair
Babycup Ltd
Befriend a Family
Benesse UK
Bicycle Association
British Blind Sport
British Council for Therapeutic Interventions With Children
British Dietetic Association
British Gymnastics
British Society of Paediatric Dentistry
British Specialist Nutrition Association
Brushbaby
Caudwell Children
Centre for Research in Early Childhood
Cerebral Palsy Sport
Childrens Activities Association
Childrens Play Policy Forum
Clear Sky
Creative Spark Training
Crichtonlee Limited
Damilola Taylor Trust
Ed Start
England Netball
England Tug of War Association
English Pool Association
European Network for Child Friendly Cities
Evolve
External Expert for the European Commission on children's rights
FACES
Federation of Sports and Play Associations
Fit 2 Learn CIC
Fundamentally Children Director
Goalball UK
GoPlayGo
Greenhouse Sports
Health Action Campaign
Homerton College University of Cambridge
Hurlingham Polo Association
ICON Training
Infant & Toddler Forum
Inner Treasure Play Therapy Centre
Institute for Youth Work
Intergenerational Foundation
Islington Play Association
John Muir Trust
Juka Dance
Keep Fit Association
Khulisa
Leap Controlling Conflict
Leeds Beckett University
Little Dish
LittleFoodie.Org
London Play
Manchester United FC
My Bodyboard
My Local Pitch
Mytime Active
National Counselling Society
Nursery Management Today
Nutritional Insight Ltd.
Open University Early Childhood Team
Outdoor People
Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) CIC
Oxfordshire County Council
Parkour UK
Pimlico Toy Library
Play Association Tower Hamlets (PATH)
Play Scotland
Play Therapy UK
Play Wise Therapy Ltd
Beth Wiseman
Playfile
Playwork Foundation
Pre-School Learning Alliance
Project Eileen
PurpleBee Learning
Ramblers Association
Recipe for Change
Resilience & Co
Roman Road Adventure Playground
Roundhouse Trust
Royal Society for Public Health
Salzburg Global Seminar
School And Public Health Nurses Association
School Home Support
Scoot Fit
Shadwell Community Project, Glamis Adventure Playground
SHAWS
Sheffield Hallam University
SHINE
Simplyweight
Skoolbo PTE
Slimming World
Socatots
Splash About
SPLASH Play
Sport & Activity Professionals
Stanmore College
Swim England
Swimming Teachers' Association
Tagtiv8 Ltd
Teachsport
The Actives
The Angling Trust
The Childrens Sleep Charity
The Childrens Society
The Daily Mile
The Healthy Food Company
The Little Sports Group
The Parenting Expert
The Trussell Trust
The University of Sheffield, Landscape Dept.
UCEN Manchester
UK Association for the Study of Obesity
UK Youth
University Campus of Football Business
University of Northampton
University of Roehampton
University of Winchester
Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets
Water Babies
Weavers Adventure Playground
Whats On 4 Ltd
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
Woodcraft Folk MD
Wrightype Design
WRS Group Ltd – HEALTH EDCO
YMCA England and Wales
Youth Sport Trust

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