We believe that all children deserve a good childhood. That’s why we campaign for the most vulnerable children and young people who face poverty and neglect, fighting injustice and protecting them from harm.
‘She is real. This happened. Nobody helped her’
Jo, a teacher at Portsmouth College, recently took a class of 16 year old drama students to see Hampstead Theatre’s powerful play Firebird. Here she shares some of their responses to the play.
Special night at the theatre with The Children’s Society for Firebird
We were thrilled to be joined by a group of famous faces for an exclusive performance of Firebird, followed by a special post-show Q and A alongside the artistic team.
Firebird- it’s not just a story
Firebird has recently become the first play about child sexual exploitation to run on the West End. However, the traumatic story is not just a story. Read how our direct support and campaigns work has been fighting to prevent stories like these from happening.
Chloe’s story: A journey of vulnerability
How the Policing and Crime Bill can protect girls like Chloe from sexual exploitation
Things have to change for exploited teenagers
Why working with young people every day made me realise I had to get involved in the Seriously Awkward campaign
This is not a love story
Our campaign to protect 16 and 17 year olds from harm, abuse and neglect is backed by Phil Davies’ play debut Firebird. Watch the dramatic new trailer, and how the play is helping our work.
Mapped: The extent of sexual crimes against children in England and Wales
New data reveals the extent of sexual crimes committed against children in the past year
The needs of destitute migrant children going unmet
Our new report exposes the destitution, exploitation and risks faced by children and their families who do not have access to mainstream benefits.
An important victory for access to justice - the Supreme Court strikes down the legal aid residence test
Last week we saw an important victory as the Supreme court ruled that the Government can not introduce a residence test on legal aid.
Fuel of good cheer: Join us in cheering on London Marathon runners
Will you be at this year's London Marathon? We'll be at two points along the route, cheering on our runners. Please join us and help us cheer on all athletes.
Meet the Pot of Gold winners recognised this year
At this year's Over the Rainbow event, groups of young people shared how they used funds to create projects in their community.