The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

Media Advocacy for UK Children and Young People

Public Service Media Campaign

CMF has launched a campaign focused on the future of public service media for young people. Discover our amazing contributors and join the debate.

About PSM Campaign

Campaign Articles

Alison Stewart joins CMF Board

Former Head of Production at CBeebies and co-creator of the 'Hope Works' Initiative joins CMF Board.

Read about Alison

The CMF Board

David Kleeman - Media and the Metaverse

The children's media strategist and activist on imagining the future, for our Public Service Media Campaign.

Read David's Article

Campaign Articles

Frank Cottrell-Boyce - taking kids seriously

Author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce gets to the heart of why public service media matters in a moving tribute to the power of story.

Read Frank's Article

Campaign Articles

Sir Phil Redmond's Revolution

'Grange Hill', 'Hollyoaks' and 'Brookside' creator's radical thoughts in our public service media campaign.

Read Sir Phil's Article

Campaign Articles

Small Screen: Big Debate

CMF has commented on the Ofcom report that lays the foundations for their recommendations to government on the future of public service media.

CMF Response

Small Screen: Big Debate

Young Audiences Content Fund

After years of campaigning by CMF The YACF launched on April 1st 2019, to distribute £57m of funding over the course of its three year pilot.

For the latest news on the Fund's production and development slates at the start of 2021, read this article by the BFI's Head of the Young Audiences Content Fund, Jackie Edwards.

Children's Media Yearbook 2020 Goes Virtual

The Children's Media Yearbook 2020 is our new digital-only publication available here on the CMF website.

It's 100 pages packed with articles and research reflecting on the past year in children's media and the future of kids' and youth content.

Download your copy for just £7.95

CMF at CMC 2020 Online

The Children's Media Conference 2020 Online took place from 6-10 July. CMF provided session producers and speakers from our board and executive group. The CMC Opening Question Time with Russell T Davies, Baroness Kidron, Tracy Brabin MP, Ollie Bray and Charles Lauder, was produced by a CMF team.

CMC content is now publicly available free of charge on the CMC website or YouTube Channel.

"Children, and the media they use, are frequent topics of public concern and debate. The Children's Media Foundation will stimulate and participate in this debate - across the entire range of media that children experience."

Sir Philip Pullman, Author and Lifetime Patron,

The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)