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Give Birmingham children ‘freedom of the city’, experts say

Every child in Birmingham should be given free entry to the city’s cultural and sporting events to tackle the divide between the haves and have-nots, according to a panel of experts.

'Debt has a real impact on children': Our response to StepChange's report on problem debt

Debt forces families to cut back on basic essentials, causes family arguments and leads to children being embarrassed or bullied by their peers.

Millions of children are sending a wake-up call: Our response to the ONS' well-being report

8 Oct 2014

'The fact that millions of children in the UK are not enjoying a good childhood should be a wake-up call to adults.'

Chancellor deals millions of families a brutal blow

Chancellor announces freezing working-age benefits from 2016 which is a blow to millions of families

Child benefit plan would hit 13 million children

22 Sep 2014

We respond to the Labour Party’s announcement that it would cap Child Benefit rises at 1%.

British parents join call to protect children from loan adverts

15 Sep 2014

Three-quarters of British parents want payday loan companies to be banned from broadcasting TV and radio adverts to children.

Abuse inquiry must hear children’s voices

5 Sep 2014

Our chief executive responds to the new chair for independent inquiry into child abuse.

'Keeping children safe is everyone’s business': Responding to the Transport Select Committee

5 Sep 2014

Anyone who comes into contact with children during their work needs to take responsibility for keeping them safe, says our head of policy

160,000 more children in poverty getting free school meals

2 Sep 2014

Introduction of free school meals for all infant school children is important first step to pave way for all children in poverty to get this key support.

English children less happy than those in developing countries

28 Aug 2014

England lags behind developing countries like Romania, Algeria, Brazil and South Africa when it comes to how happy and satisfied its children are, new The Children’s Society research out today (28

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