Policy Blog | The Children's Society

Policy blog

Our policy team learns from our national practice base and our groundbreaking research to find solutions to the problems children face today. We also lobby the government to see that the government implements these solutions.

Blog contributors

Panel discussion
This month the All Party Parliamentary group on young runaways held a meeting to explore how missing children can be better helped through the programme.
18 August 2014
Mother with Child
The government has failed to increase asylum support rates, leaving over 10,000 asylum-seeking children in poverty.
12 August 2014
Girl with Daffodill
Anne Richards reflects on whether the long summer holidays are a dream or a nightmare
11 August 2014
young man in the rain
New government guidance is the first of its kind, and a crucial step forward for some of the most vulnerable children
05 August 2014
Child with her guardian
Our new report with UNICEF makes the economic case for why migrant children should be allocated an independant legal guardian
29 July 2014
A young commissioner and MP listen to evidence
The Children’s Commission on Poverty held three sessions in parliament last week – find out how you can take submit evidence for their inquiry
25 July 2014
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