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We are always on the look-out for interesting, relevant and thought-provoking materials and there are currently three ways that you can be involved. If you are interested please submit the contact form so that we can get in touch.

1. Submit an expert blog or article that you want to share with a global audience.

2. Become a member of our editorial research team by focusing on one area that you are really passionate about and making sure that you send us in all the good stuff that you find. 

3. Become a regular SCM blogger sharing thoughts and ideas about one of our areas of interest.

1. Submit an article or blog

What We Look For in a Guest Contribution

Successful guest contributions are interesting posts that introduce our readers to something new. 

Subjects we focus on include — but are not limited to – human rights, childhood, parenting, early years development, early neurology, childcare, nursery provision, early years education, policymaking that impacts families and children, child health and wellbeing, the health and wellbeing of parents and teachers, child commericalisation, child sexualisation, the digital world, schooling systems and assessment, play, creativity, innovation and the natural world.

Items submitted for publication need to:

  • Be well-written and original.
  • Have a logical structure and flow.
  • Use subheadings and bullets/lists, where appropriate, to make it easy for the reader to consume the information.
  • Include a strong, compelling introduction and a conclusion that wraps up the article or provides a call to action.
  • Attribute all data, quotes, and referenced content by hyperlinking to the original source.
  • Be between 800 and 1,500 words; however, don’t sacrifice depth for brevity.

What We Won’t Publish

  • Anything that’s been covered in detail by us before. Please do a search of our site before submitting your articles.

  • Articles that are clearly part of a link building campaign. Including links to your homepage or contact form in the body of the article is a clear sign of this.
  • Articles that are clearly party-political. Although we are keen to highlight possible abuses of child and family rights we are committed to doing so in a fair and balanced way that is fully supported by evidence.

  • Articles that have appeared on other blogs or news outlets – unless by us!

  • Articles that have a clear bias or that we feel are inappropriate for our audiences.

Contributors must own the rights to any content published on SCM NATION sites

How to Submit Your Article

Email your completed article (as a Word Doc or a HTML file) to sally.grindley@savechildhood.net. Include all images and charts (must be at least 600 px wide) as separate attachments.

If your article meets our quality standards and follows our guidelines, we will aim to email you within three weeks to confirm our acceptance.

Please note that, as a voluntary team, we cannot always respond to all submissions. If you have not heard back from us within the month please assume that you have not been successful.

The Not-So-Fine Print

While we make every effort to preserve your voice, we may edit your content for grammar and clarity. We may also update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

In addition, SCM VOICE reserves the right to include calls-to-action to SCM VOICE content, including but not limited to email newsletters, ebooks, and other downloadable content.

2. Become a member of our editorial research team 
Register your interest by emailing SCM VOICE editor sally.grindley@savechildhood.net 

3. Become a regular SCM blogger sharing thoughts and ideas about one of our areas of interest.
Register your interest by by emailing SCM VOICE editor sally.grindley@savechildhood.net