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Become a Young Activist

CRAE supports children and young people to speak out about children's rights and their experiences.

Change It! is a campaign led by 24 children and young people aged nine to 21 years old who want to stop children and their families having to live in places like Bed & Breakfasts for long periods of time.

A Young Activist is a child or young person who campaigns and works with others to change things.We need Young Activists to get involved to support the campaign to Change It!

Speak out! Stop children and young people being housed in B&Bs for longer than the six week legal limit!

We’re getting ready to write a report highlighting the experiences of children and young people who have lived in B&Bs and what needs to change.

We are looking for children and young people who have had this experience to take part in interviews to tell us their stories and what they think needs to change.

If you or someone you know has lived in B&Bs while they were growing up and would be happy to talk to us about their experiences , please get in touch.

You can contact CRAE’s participation manager Maria via email at  : mstephens@crae.org.uk

If you want to Change It!, follow the links to:

Becoming a Young Activist is an amazing opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people. This is what people have told us:

"Being a young activist has played an important role in my life as I know that I have had my voice heard. I've been able to tell people in power about children's rights issues, and we have spoken out for other children and young people." Jamie-Lea aged 15

"What being a young activist means to me is that I get to have my voice and be listened to by people in power" Laila aged 11

Watch the video below to learn about the experiences of Young Activists on the Change It! Steering Group who worked together with CRAE to write a report to the UN about children's rights in England. You can find out more about their trip by clicking on the Geneva 2015 tab on the left.