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Policy and campaigning

We are the rallying cry to politicians and decision-makers to bring sustainable change. We work in partnerships of all kinds as we know this has the most impact.
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Low literacy undermines our economic competitiveness and sustainability and creates obstacles to a fairer society.

Every year thousands of children leave school without the literacy skills they need to get a job, limiting their life chances and engagement in society.

Find out more about how we work with politicians, businesses, other third sector organisations and parents to raise awareness of the importance of literacy.


We run the secretariat of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy, hold meetings and run commissions that address major policy issues and profile literacy among key policymakers. We also convene the National Literacy Forum, a group of voluntary and community sector organisations who meet twice a year to discuss key literacy policy themes and joint projects.


We are involved in a wide range of campaigning activity with national and local profile.

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