ACEVO chief executive Vicky Browning said:
“Our politicians are facing some very hard decisions. But this election has shown that all groups of society are engaged, want to have a stake in our future and need to be considered.
“Civil society is one of the key ways people engage with creating change. And civil society leaders now have an opportunity to help shape the future of our country. Charities should not shy away from speaking out as a new government forms.
“When this election was called ACEVO asked all parties to commit to public services which consider social as well as economic value, for significant reform of the Lobbying Act and for meaningful engagement with charities as we exit the European Union.
“We stand by these requests. But, at present and above all, we call on all our leaders to remember the value of inclusion.”