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.
'The best day ever - I really hope we can do something like this again!'
Liam, who works with our programme in Leeds, writes about helping four fellow young people with disabilities
Fair and Square - free school meals and more
Free school meals are key to a wider collection of benefits working families in poverty can receive
An entirely unique experience: My six weeks in the media team
The past seven weeks as an intern with the media team at The Children’s Society has been a great experience.
Delivering more than 90,000 Fair and Square signatures to Number 10
Today we present our Fair and Square petition to Downing Street, calling for all children in poverty to receive free school meals