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.
We can stop council tax debt collection from harming children
70% of parents who have experienced bailiff visits while children are in the home said the bailiff’s behaviour was threatening, scary or aggressive
Bianca's experience of becoming homeless
Bianca writes: 'Before I came to The Children’s Society I did not have a future.'
12,000 16- and 17-year-olds have no place to call home
Our new report exposes how local councils are failing 16- and 17-year-olds, leaving them at risk of serious harm, and that 10,000 teenagers at risk of homelessness are failed every year
We're live-tweeting the Chancellor's budget announcement
How will the Chancellor's new budget affect children and families? Follow us on Twitter.
Budget 2015: What this means for the most vulnerable children
New funding announced for children’s mental health services
Every day our services work with many children whose well-being and mental health are affected by issues they face, such as abuse, neglect and substance misuse. With long waiting times for services and high thresholds for mental health assessments, these children often miss out on the vital support that would enable them to move successfully into adulthood.
2m children in poverty miss out on the warm home discount
Join us in telling the government to act to stop children from growing up in cold homes
By the numbers: Young people's well-being
What are some of the key figures in The Good Childhood Report 2013, our new report on the well-being of young people in the UK?
Use our map to find your local welfare assistance scheme
Search by postcode to find your local authority's scheme to replace community care grants and crisis loans for general living expenses
An interactive look at young carers' lives
While census data reveals a spike in the number of young carers our report highlights the families young people behind the numbers
Christingle - Inspiring a new generation
Hear the heartwarming story of how Christingle is being passed on from generation to generation at St Mary’s Church in Market Drayton.