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When children face a crisis we are with them every step of the way

It is a painful fact that many children and young people in Britain today are still suffering extreme hardship, abuse and neglect. Too often their problems are ignored and their voices unheard. Now it is time to listen and to act.

The Children’s Society is a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.

We also campaign for changes to laws affecting children and young people, to stop the mistakes of the past being repeated in the future.

Our supporters around the country fund our services and join our campaigns to show children and young people they are on their side.

Matthew Reed

Our Senior Leadership Team

Armed with the knowledge, experience and expertise of their fields, our Senior Leadership Team collectively drive our organisation forward.

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Our impact

We worked with over 34,000 vulnerable children through our direct services in 2014/15, while policy changes we influenced bring life-changing support to more than 1.8 million children and young people.

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Our promise to our supporters

You help us fight child abuse and neglect, and change laws and opinions that affect the most vulnerable young people in this country. You are vitally important to our work.

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Our trustees

Our trustee board is ultimately responsible for the governance of the organisation.

Young trustees

Our young trustees

Young trustees help us put children’s and young people’s voices at the centre of our work

Duchess of Gloucester

Our Royal President

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO

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Our partnership with the Church

Our charity was founded in 1881 by a Sunday school teacher, and our partnership with the Church has been of central importance ever since.

Jo Whiley

Our celebrity supporters

We are lucky to have the support of luminaries who give voice and visibility to our work.

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Our finances

We work hard to ensure the money we receive is used efficiently and effectively to support our programmes of work and to improve children's lives.

We worked with over 34,000 vulnerable children and young people last year, while our campaign wins will bring life-changing support to more than 1.8 million