It’s not consent, its sexual exploitation
While 16 and 17 year olds can legally consent to sex in healthy relationships, there is nothing healthy or normal about being coerced or groomed and made to submit to sexual acts.
Are 16 and 17 year olds old enough to know better?
16 and 17 year olds are at high risk of becoming victims of sexual crimes
From child prostitution to child sexual exploitation
We have been campaigning for vulnerable children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation for over two decades. Learn more about our history of fighting child sexual exploitation.
When Becky was 15 she met someone she thought really cared for her. But then things changed. Watch her story here.
The Lightless Sky: an Afghan refugee boy’s journey of escape to a new life in Britain
Gulwali Passarlay was 12 when he fled Afghanistan, his new book tells the story. Here Gulwali tells us about his harrowing journey to the UK
Christmas changes lives at Talbot Heath
Young world-changers come together to celebrate Christmas and make a big difference to vulnerable children. Head teacher, Karen Leahy, tells us how they gather pupils, parents and staff to organise memorable Christmas events.
Advent: 'Let today be a day we join in with all the earth with a boogie of joy for God'
Today, Pádraig finds beauty in the brokenness and purpose in the most mundane of everyday objects.
Children are the forgotten victims of this political battle
As welfare and benefit reforms dominate the political battleground it is vital that the children who are affected are remembered.
Our alternative Queen's speech
In advance of the Queen opening the new session of parliament, our policy team shares points that will help children and families
A postman, a Victorian bather, a mermaid and Batman hop into a pool...
A fancy dress swim in Liverpool was fun and raised £550 money for our work
Join our #Caroloke campaign
Show your Christmas spirit and have fun with friends and family by sharing a video of you singing or playing your favourite Christmas carol in aid of The Children’s Society.
'I want greater acknowledgement about this issue'
This blog was written as part of The Children's Commission on Poverty. The commission was led by sixteen children aged 10-19 to uncover the true cost of school life for those living in poverty, through young eyes.