Working with policy makers

Houses of parliament

We are dedicated to raising awareness of childhood cancer, and the needs of young patients, amongst policy makers.

We want to protect more children and improve the lives of young cancer patients, today and in the future.

Working with Parliament

We engage with MPs and Peers from all political parties to raise awareness of childhood cancer, the needs of young patients and our specific campaigning issues.

In 2013, we held a special celebration in the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Thornton of Mannington, to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

The event brought together families affected by childhood cancer, researchers working on projects funded by Children with Cancer UK and Parliamentarians to reflect on the progress that has been made and what is still to be done.

Joining forces to effect change

We work with others to get the best deal for cancer patients.

We are a member of campaigning coalitions such as the Cancer Campaigning Group, as well as umbrella organisations such as the National Cancer Research Institute and the Association of Medical Research Charities.

Cancer Campaigning Group

The Cancer Campaigning Group (CCG) is a coalition of national cancer-related charities that enables these charities to speak and campaign with a single unified voice. Their aim is to campaign for improved cancer policy and services in the areas of prevention; care and treatment; patient involvement and choice; and research.

Cancer Campaigning Group

Rarer Cancers Foundation

The Rarer Cancers Foundation (RCF) is a coalition that offers advice and information to individuals with rare and less common cancers or to their families and friends, providing a 'bespoke' service by phone/email/post. The RCF produce educational resources and strive to secure the best possible services for people living with rarer cancers.

Rarer Cancers Foundation


The aim of Cancer52 is to provide a united campaigning voice for the particular needs of patients with less common cancers. They seek to discuss and suggest improvements to government for the provision of cancer services for patients with the less common cancers.


National Cancer Research Institute

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is a partnership of UK cancer funders. They work to promote communication, coordination and collaboration in cancer research.


Association of Medical Research Charities

The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the national membership organisation of leading medical and health research charities in the UK. They help members to meet their charitable objects by interpreting and influencing the regulatory, policy and research environments and connecting members to encourage collaboration. They support the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research.


Electricity, power lines and childhood leukaemia

Since 2004 we have been involved in a campaign to raise awareness of the association between childhood leukaemia and high-voltage power lines.

As part of a stakeholder group known as SAGE, we have called upon Government to take steps to reduce exposure to potentially harmful levels of electric and magnetic fields (EMFs).

The group produced two well-debated Official Reports for Government on various aspects of the health risks from magnetic fields and power lines. It particularly considered the options for alleviating public exposure.

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