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Merry Christmas from The Children’s Society

Read our Christmas message to all our supporters and find out our office opening hours over the festive period.

Minister for child poverty to give evidence to asylum-support inquiry

18 Dec 2012

Minister for child poverty presents evidence in final session of inquiry into asylum support

Alarming evidence of hunger in schools raises call for free school meals

New report reveals that nearly half of teachers see hungry children coming into school, 72% see children come to school without lunch or means to buy one

Our Advent calendar blog

During Advent, we are hosting a new Advent calendar blog.

Our response to the government’s announcement on universal credit rates

11 Dec 2012

Ellen Broome, Policy Director comments on the government’s announcement on universal credit rates

Schools missing opportunity to protect runaway children

Schools are missing important opportunities to protect vulnerable children

Our response to the government’s autumn statement

5 Dec 2012

'Too many children are already being made to pay the price for government cuts'

The autumn statement - what it means for children

The decisions the government takes in the autumn statement could have a significant impact on the lives of children - here are some ways

Concerning government proposals to improve child protection

We commend plans to allow Ofsted to share the names and addresses of children’s homes with the police

Have a look at our new blog

Today we’re launching a new, thoroughly redesigned version of our blog.