Working in coalition and partnership helps ensure that the voices of children and young people with cancer, and their families, are heard more effectively by policy-makers, politicians and other key stakeholders on a range of issues.
Working with our partners has enabled CLIC Sargent to:
- Continue to ensure children and young people with cancer receive better support for their needs at school
- Work with other cancer charities to ensure cancer policy remains a key issue for all political parties moving forwards
- Ensure children and young people with cancer have a voice in discussions around wider children’s and disability policy
- Ensure young people with serious health conditions like cancer are represented in discussions around the reform of disability benefits
Here are some of our partner organisations:
Cancer Campaigning Group
Council for Disabled Children
Disability Benefits Consortium
Every Disabled Child Matters
National Council for Child Health & Wellbeing
Specialised Healthcare Alliance
Wales Cancer Alliance
Young People's Health Partnership
The Cancer Campaigning Group (CCG) is a coalition of national cancer-related charities representing service providers, research, advocacy and campaigning groups for cancer patients and their families. Founded in 2002, it enables cancer charities to speak and campaign with a single unified voice. CLIC Sargent was elected as part of the CCG’s steering group in November 2011.
A coalition for less common cancers which account for 52% of UK cancer deaths.
The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations. They are the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children to support the development and implementation of policy and practice.
The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) is a national coalition of over 50 different charities and other organisations committed to working towards a fair benefits system.
Using its combined knowledge, experience and direct contact with disabled individuals and carers, the DBC seeks to ensure Government policy reflects and meets the needs of all disabled people.
Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is the campaign to get rights and justice for every disabled child. Changes to the Disability Discrimination Act in 2005 mean that all cancers are now included and CLIC Sargent is therefore pleased to support the EDCM campaign.
The National Council for Child Health & Wellbeing brings together organisations with an interest in child health.
The Specialised Healthcare Alliance (SHCA) is a broad coalition of patient groups supported by a smaller number of corporate members. It was established in 2003 to campaign on behalf of people with rare diseases and other complex conditions which require specialised medical care.
The Wales Cancer Alliance consists of ten voluntary organisations dedicated to promoting the best cancer prevention, treatment, research and care for people in Wales. Every year Alliance members invest more than £20m in Wales and contribute to the development of cancer policy.
CLIC Sargent is a member of the Young People’s Health Partnership (YPHP), a seven-strong consortium of organisations working with the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England as strategic partners to raise the profile of the health agenda across the voluntary youth sector. The partnership is led by National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) and includes, Addaction, the Association for Young People's Health (AYPH), Brook, StreetGames and Youth Access, as well as CLIC Sargent.