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Response to sentencing of Oxford grooming gang

We have responding to the sentencing of seven men found guilty of sexual exploiting six girls in Oxford

Report: Spending cuts will lead to an additional 600k children in poverty

Children's commissioner's new report illustrates that vulnerable children and families are paying the price for austerity

Spending review: 'Children and families are set to pay the price'

The most disadvantaged children and families are hurt most by deep cuts to local government funding and new 'waiting period' for universal credit

Missing children get reform they deserve

We welcome changes that will help protect children that go missing from care

'An unacceptable truth': 2.4m children in working households are in poverty

Our statement on the latest Household Below Average Income statistics, released today

Unaccompanied migrant children and young people need better support

We welcome the Joint Committee on Human Rights' report calling for more protection for young migrants

Minister's pledge to young carers welcomed by national coalition

'We are very pleased that the children’s minister has chosen to listen to the concerns of the sector and revisit the provision for young carers in law'

Freezing asylum support will hurt vulnerable children – Sarah Teather MP and The Children’s Society

Response to the Home Office announcement that asylum support rates will be frozen.

Time running out for young carers as MPs debate their future

10 Jun 2013

Children and families across England are desperately hoping the government takes decisive action on 11 June, to support young carers and their families.

More must be done to fight child sexual exploitation

We have responded to the Home Affairs Committee report into child sexual exploitation and grooming

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