National Children’s Day UK 2021 Sunday 16th May

This year National Children’s Day UK will take place on Sunday 16th May and people can raise awareness about their activities for the week up to and including the day.

From family videos to school and community events, local authority initiatives, talks, seminars and youth led campaigns,

The importance of Children’s Voices

National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a

healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults and especially about the impact of COVID on children and young people. it’s a great opportunity for everyone to raise national awareness about the things they care about –

This year partnering with The Children’s Voice and its supporters, so that we can help raise national awareness about the thoughts and concerns of children and young people – and the changes that they would like to see take place for the creation of a safer and more sustainable world.

Why is this so important? Because children have the right to participate in the conversations that are shaping their futures.

The conversation continues on social media #NCDUK2021

For more information, please contact Sally Grindley, NCDUK Project Director

m: 07766 201102

GUARDIAN 16th Jan 2021

A major coalition of child health experts warns that many families are being “swept into poverty” by the pandemic, which is set to significantly add to the 4 million children living in deprivation before the Covid crisis.


A staggering 1 in 6 children now have a probable mental health condition. We do not know how far this spike will have long term consequences on children’s mental health, nor do we know the impact of further lockdowns, but it is highly likely that the level of underlying mental health problems will remain significantly higher as a result of the pandemic. The data I am publishing today covers the period up to end of March 2020, so largely pre-Covid, but what it shows is a system without the necessary capacity or flexibility to respond to such seismic events in the lives of children.


National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK2021)


More than a third of children were worried about getting Covid-19 and dying. Of the 1,000 children asked, 47% said they were experiencing anxiety.



To celebrate NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY and to help us keep supporting children living with Heart Conditions we are asking people to text to donate £5 to raise £500 to give £100 to each of our Heart Heroes Hubs in readiness for our physical meet ups with our families. Please support…see below.