Our history blog

We have supported vulnerable children in England since 1881. Our history blog features our work from our earliest days to more recent activity in regions across England.
Matrons Howes, Pardoe, Tredy and Simmons at the St Nicholas Home, Pyrford 1930
With Wimbledon well underway, we took a look in our archives for photos of our time on the court
27 June 2014
A football team from the Walsham Home
For many of us, football is inextricably tied to childhood. Have a look at photos of young people we've helped as they play the game
12 June 2014
the top of our first supporter magazine
As we launch our new magazine, it seemed like a good time to see how this new issue looked in relation to issues dating back to our earliest days
03 September 2013
Edward Rudolf, our founder
Why did Edward Rudolf found our charity?
22 August 2013
a group of young boys playing cricket
This week we're kicking off our archives blog, looking at our history and how the past gives context to our current work
19 August 2013
A document from 'Our Waifs and Strays'
Our archives are a sort of Narnia, tucked away in an unassuming office building, housing a rich collection of stories.
17 July 2012
map of the UK with differently coloured areas that indicate unique schemes
Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to replace community care grants and crisis loans for general living expenses
18 July 2013
Can you guess how many Jelly Babies there are?
You could win a family ticket to Bounce Festival worth £60. All you have to do is guess how many Jelly Babies are in the jar.
05 August 2013
Mags Robinson with The Children's Society CEO Matthew Reed
Devoted volunteer Mags found volunteering helped her battle depression and gain confidence to read and sing in front of parents, carers and children
04 June 2014
young girl who has run away
We are working with Nicola Blackwood and the government to strengthen controls that protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation
15 October 2013
young people discussing
A team of five young people on our Board of Trustees, including Aaron Thomas Rowles, helped select our new leader
14 February 2012
Lily Caprani
The recent BBC One series' expert - and our Director of Strategy and Policy - explains that the series was about more than exposing celebs to poverty
18 March 2014