The welfare of children and their protection from abuse are to be spotlighted by two major charities throughout April.

The campaign brings together the child sexual abuse charity Scars with the Family Centre, and includes a televised discussion on April 10.

Debi Ray-Rivers, executive director of Scars, said the children’s advocates wanted to send “a clear message that being a child should be reason enough to justify that our children deserve, and should receive, unconditional protection, love, care and nurture”.