In order to adapt to a changing landscape, in the course of 2020 it has been decided that Child to Child, the UK-based charity celebrating and promoting the agency of children and young people, and their potential to make a difference in their lives, communities and the wider world, will be returning to its roots as a network.

In the late 70s, the charity grew from an idea, initially conceived at the Institutes of Education and Child Health, into an organic network of organisations, committed to child rights and child participation and it triggered a social movement transforming global perceptions of what children can achieve.

Over the past 40+ years, the movement has been strengthened and supported through the work of a small team of dedicated child rights advocates from the charity’s London office, in partnership with practitioners throughout the world.  The Child to Child methodology, the unique benchmark of our work, has had a staggering global reach.  But our operations have always been lean, and in the current funding climate we, like many, face the challenge of sustaining ourselves as a small organisation.

After much consideration and consultation with Child to Child practitioners and in light of the ongoing need for this work, as keenly demonstrated by the Covid pandemic, we have decided that we must continue with our current vision and mission for children; but do so in a voluntary capacity. 

You can still be a part of the movement

Learn how you can positively contribute to our future and, more importantly, those of children worldwide, in several ways:

  • Download our resources and methodologies, free of charge. Use and improve them.
  • Contribute to developing new resources with a focus on child participation.
  • Talk to us about options for online training.
  • Contribute to and learn from the network by sharing your Child to Child stories and materials with us.
  • Support the board by offering your skills and experience when needed.
  • Commit to monthly planned giving or fund specific pieces of work.
  • Deploy our COVID-19 materials and use the Child to Child approach as a critical contribution to the fight against the pandemic, especially in low-resource settings.