When Marnie was sixteen she was struggling to make friends and was falling behind with her school work. Her confidence was low and she felt lonely, so she turned to the internet.
Marnie's story, learning about the dangers of child sexual exploitation
John's story, coping with mental health and emotional well-being
Sophie's story, a former runaway
Just after her 16th birthday and with difficulties at home, Sophie started going missing. After being referred to The Children's Society by the police Sophie worked with a project worker who, over five months, helped her to understand the risks and dangers of going missing.
Jenny's story, dealing with substance misuse
Jenny was physically and emotionally abused by her step mum for over five years. As she grew older she turned to alcohol and drugs to calm her down. Juliet, one of our counsellors helped her deal with her emotions and past trauma.
Sarah's story, supporting children in care
Sarah was put in care when she was 10. She kept being moved around different foster parents, and she started running away. Her worker Zoe supported her to settle into a long term foster placement.
We fight for change, supporting disadvantaged children to have better lives.”