Latest Press Releases

Woeful asylum support pushes children and families into destitution

Alarmingly low levels of asylum support are forcing thousands of children and their families seeking safety in the UK into severe poverty

Leicestershire MP backs charity's work for disadvantaged children

31 Jan 2013

Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire visited The Chidlren's Society's Ashby de la Zouch store in Market Street.

Statement on the vote for welfare benefits up-rating bill

'This bill will punish millions of children and families already struggling to make ends meet.'

Volunteers needed to help the country's most disadvantaged children

8 Jan 2013

Join our dedicated team of volunteers to help transform the lives of some of the country’s most disadvantaged children.

Our statement on the pending welfare benefits up-rating bill

'If this bill is passed, it will make it much harder for millions of children and families across the country to make ends meet.'

Nottingham children given new year boost

2 Jan 2013

Children in Nottingham have been given a major boost thanks to the opening of a new charity shop dedicated to selling children’s clothes, books and toys.

Report reveals lack of protection for runaway children

Police forces and councils are not doing enough to protect children who run away

Minister for child poverty to give evidence to asylum-support inquiry

18 Dec 2012

Minister for child poverty presents evidence in final session of inquiry into asylum support

Alarming evidence of hunger in schools raises call for free school meals

New report reveals that nearly half of teachers see hungry children coming into school, 72% see children come to school without lunch or means to buy one

Our response to the government’s announcement on universal credit rates

11 Dec 2012

Ellen Broome, Policy Director comments on the government’s announcement on universal credit rates

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