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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.

Email with the name of your organisation and your own name and position if you would like to add your name to this list.

List supporting organisations

The Children First Alliance is a collboration of businesses, politicians, parliamentarians and independent individuals. This list is continuously growing and evolving.

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
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
External Expert for the European Commission on children's rights
Federation of Sports and Play Associations
Fit 2 Learn CIC
Fundamentally Children Director
Goalball UK
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
Leap Controlling Conflict
Leeds Beckett University
Little Dish
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
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
Sheffield Hallam University
Skoolbo PTE
Slimming World
Splash About
Sport & Activity Professionals
Stanmore College
Swim England
Swimming Teachers' Association
Tagtiv8 Ltd
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
YMCA England and Wales
Youth Sport Trust