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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

Children’s calls for help must be taken seriously

26 Aug 2014

In response to Rotherham Borough Council’s report on child abuse, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said:

Government failure condemns 10,000 children seeking asylum to poverty

12 Aug 2014

The Children’s Society response to the Government’s ruling on financial support for families seeking asylum

Local statistics: Hundreds of thousands of children hit by family debt crisis

12 Aug 2014

New research from The Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity has revealed how many children are living in families trapped by debt in

Shockingly low-levels of UK asylum support pushing children into poverty

7 Aug 2014

Over 10,000 children seeking safety from war, violence and persecution with their families are being pushed into poverty by alarmingly low-levels of support,

Response: 'Essential' that police are properly resourced

We respond to a London Assembly report warning that police are being stretched by a rise in reports of child sexual abuse.

Children in poverty take centre-stage in new fuel poverty strategy

New consultation on fuel poverty is good news for children

Care leavers need more support

Care leavers need the same support as other young people, not to be abandoned when they turn 18

Children lead inquiry in Parliament on child poverty in UK schools

Young commissioners to expose the true cost of school – financially and emotionally – for children in poverty.

Confusing data laws blocking support for disadvantaged children

Our new report finds almost half of local councils are failing to routinely share birth data with children’s centres.

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