Children in the modern world are subject to unprecedented cultural and environmental tensions. From the commercial influences of the media, the downward pressures of the schooling system, the changing nature of their local streetscapes and the extraordinary advancement of digital technology, their rights and freedoms have been progressively and substantially eroded. 

The Save Childhood Movement is a growing collaboration of individuals and organisations that share a deep concern about this erosion. The movement aims to identify and highlight those areas of most concern, to protect children from inappropriate developmental and cultural pressures and to fight for their natural developmental rights. It also aims to provide a critical platform for dialogue and debate, to identify examples of inspirational practice and to help source innovative and future-focused solutions.



  • Further developing National Children's Day UK www.nationalchildrensdayuk.com 

  • Developing the concept for the bi-annual Festival of Childhood www.festivalofchildhood.com

  • Developing our new Ambassador's Programme 

  • Developing the ‘UK Parents for Change (UKP4C) and UK Teachers for Change (UKT4Cwebsites (these are currently being BETA tested)

  • Developing the concept for the new SCM Online E-zine focusing on human learning and development. 

  • Working with others to promote the concept of a new independent Guidance Body/European Alliance on the Science of Human Learning and Development. 

  • Partnering/collaborating with others to fund research projects that provide evidence/solutions for our key areas of concern.
  • Continuing campaigns that are a response to the erosion of child rights i.e. the Too Much Too Soon and Better Without Baseline Campaigns * Our policy is to only invest our time and energy in campaigning when we think there is a serious erosion of children's developmental rights 






We are currently a young and totally voluntary organisation, but we have big ideas! Please help us cover our ongoing costs so that we can continue our work.

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Resources to share?

Started by Beth Titchiner. Last reply by Helen Leney Sep 29. 4 Replies

Hello everyone,How about sharing any resources (books, articles, videos e.t.c.) that we find interesting/inspiring/useful? I'm not sure whether this would be best done here on the forum or on the Save Childhood website (I chose to post this on the…Continue

Let's Be Open and Honest About What the State Are Doing to Our Children - In Short Who Do THEY Think They Are to Dictate to Parents?

Started by Tami Smith-Daniels. Last reply by James Glasse May 27. 2 Replies

I have the benefit of having lived in more than one country and more than one culture. British parents seem to be completely cowed by the "power" of the government to dictate how they raise and educate their children. I would like to embolden…Continue

Tags: Education, Rights, Children, Parents


Started by Stephanie Shrubshall. Last reply by Kathleen Oct 10, 2015. 7 Replies

Hello everyone, I was so pleased and relieved to discover this movement today and am keen to take part as an interested/concerned parent:I have a 3 year old and have spent the last 18 months being absolutely horrified about the whole 'pre-school'…Continue

Tags: nursery, pre-school

pressure on Reception children

Started by Peggy Wilson. Last reply by Peggy Wilson Oct 21, 2013. 2 Replies

I am feeling so unhappy for my child currently in a Reception class. He has suddenly started to scream and hold onto me when I say goodbye, and just wants to be at home. He says he hates doing phonics everyday, handwriting makes him feel sick, and…Continue

Delaying school start - looking for legal advisors

Started by Stefan Richter. Last reply by Stefan Richter Oct 21, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi all,great to see this site and initiative.I've recently set up a Google Group for parents of summer born children who would like their children to start school once the child reaches compulsory school age instead of before. Since for those…Continue

Tags: foundation, reception, start, school

Lets name some great schools and say why

Started by John Walter. Last reply by Tami Smith-Daniels Sep 17, 2013. 3 Replies

Dartington Primary School Devon.Have a TA whose sole responsibility is Forest School throughout the school.Have a sandpit and outdoor area for each age group including KS2Have Environment friendly classrooms each of which open on both sides to…Continue

Tags: schools

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