A Banbury business owner and champion of children’s health and wellbeing is supporting a nationwide campaign to appoint a cabinet minister for children and young people. Tamsin Brewis, owner of Banbury-based children’s swimming school, Water Babies Bucks and Beds, is backing the Children First campaign, which has been headed up by Steve Franks, CEO of Water Babies UK. He is calling for the creation of a cabinet minister role to give children a political voice.Tamsin said: “Our children are fast becoming the least healthy generation in living memory and this is mainly down to access to technology, leading to inactivity, obesity and mental health issues.“Not enough is being done to ensure our children are getting the best start in life, they deserve the support of a designated authoritative voice to drive policies which will improve their future.”The campaign, launched at the House of Commons this year, is quickly gathering momentum, with a petition having already gained over 3,500 signatures. It has also attracted the support of the children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, and CEO of the Royal Society for Public Health, Shirley Cramer, in addition to celebrities such as Peter Andre, a long-time champion of children’s charities. Tamsin, who… Read full this story
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