BBC consultation on BBC3

Katie Tiffin
Katie Tiffin 16th April 2021

Children sheltering for their lives inside bomb shelters in Ukraine are running low on critical supplies and have little opportunity to play, so Save the Children is delivering bunker kits to support vulnerable families. Save the Children is working with local partner Pomagaem to alleviate supply shortages and ensure children sheltering in bunkers can still be kids. The bunker kits contain toys, games and arts and crafts to promote play and learning. The kits also include mental health activities to help children manage their stress and find ways to communicate how they are feeling. The bunker kits will be delivered with food, blankets, warm clothes, water, medicine and other lifesaving essential goods in areas with active fighting and anticipating violence.

In this submission, we broadly welcomes the BBC’s proposals to bring back BBC3 as a TV channel. However, we are disappointed that there is no mention in the current proposals of the important role that international current affairs plays in the channel’s output. We strongly recommend that the BBC revises its plans for the channel to make clear its commitment to placing international current affairs at the heart of the schedule.

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