The 70/30 Network

We are a UK-wide network of individuals, organisations and elected representatives working together to reduce child abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) by at least 70% by the year 2030. We call this goal the 70/30 Campaign.

This ambitious, but feasible goal is necessary because at least half of children in the UK will suffer ACEs during their childhood.

The 70/30 Campaign was created after we received support from our partners and expert advisers who agreed that a 70% reduction is achievable if the right policies and actions are taken by decision-makers and those holding the purse strings. Join today so we can make this vision a reality.

 

Become an ambassador

"My journey to the 70/30 campaign started over 15 years ago when I was involved in research into socially excluded young people who had been involved in drug or alcohol abuse, who had truanted from school, who had been in prison, or were homeless or they were teenage parents.

"Many had been violent. The one connecting factor was that they had all, without exception, had appalling early life experiences. At the end of every interview I wanted to hug them all, they were only kids really who had been dealt lousy cards. And now we know that, in all likelihood, their parents had had similar experiences and so the cycle of dysfunction continues.

"The 70/30 campaign is saying ‘Wait a minute, why don’t we stop the damage BEFORE it happens, support vulnerable parents BEFORE they have a chance to neglect or abuse their own children’. It seems so simple and so obvious. Solutions often are. I am very excited to be part of this life changing campaign and I know that if enough people add their support, we will make the world a better place."