“On Wednesday 26th April 2023 school leaders across all phases and settings, along with partners and organisations joined the online launch of the SSAT Children’s Charter: A Pledge for Children.
SSAT Chief Executive, Sue Williamson, welcomed Professor Barry Carpenter, and Matthew Carpenter, Principal of Baxter College who, together, shared the rationale and context behind the creation of the charter and what our children and young people need now: our response to a reshaped, redefined 21st century childhood.
SSAT, with Professor Barry Carpenter and Matthew Carpenter, led a seminar in December 2022 ‘Thinking about Children’; where leaders from secondary, primary, special schools and universities, together with partner organisations met to consider the daily lived reality of children and young people now, post pandemic, in order to shape the detail within the Children’s Charter. We are delighted to be able to share our charter and those six principles with you now.
Individually, we all bring our unique experiences and expertise but together we are stronger.”
A call to action
- Join us in making your pledge to all children and young people:
By making your pledge to our Children’s Charter, you are recognising the needs of children and young people now, and making your commitment to the 6 principles that underpin the charter.
- Spread the word:
Share the document Children’s Charter: A Pledge for Children widely with your colleagues and networks and invite them to join us with these calls to action.
Join us in spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #ChildrensCharter. Don’t forget to tag us @ssat
- Share your voice to bring the Charter to life:
We invite you to share how your school or organisation is seeking to make a difference to children and young people and the impact that your work is having.
We will bring your voices together to share best practice, recommendations and actions to policymakers.
- Keep up to date:
Look out for further opportunities to be involved and upcoming events we will share through email or on our website. Be part of the response and help build momentum – together we are stronger.