The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

Our Children’s Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

The Future of Public Service Media for Young People

This campaign brings together people with a passion for children's media and a shared commitment to put the younger audience at the centre of the national debate on the future of public service content.

Read our multi-authored report: Our Children's Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?

Or browse the articles and authors individually.


Download: Our Children's Future: Does Public Service Media Matter?  Or order a printed copy of the report for £12 (cost price including postage).


CMF plans a series of research projects to add insights to the Public Service Media debate. The first of these, from our partners at Dubit, explores young people's attitudes and concerns. Initial findings are summarised here: State of the Nation Exec Summary


CMF is staging public events to debate the future of public service media for young people.

The most recent event considered the implications of a generation unaware of what public service media is, how it is funded and why it should exist.

The third event considered the Young Audiences Content Fund and what might follow it.

The second event brought together research from Kids Know Best and a trio of experts to discus the screen choices of British 12-14 years olds.

The first event - on the future of funding - took place on 17th November 2021


We need to take children’s TV seriously.  Because nothing is more serious than our children.

Frank Cottrell Boyce, author and screenwriter

The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)