Latest Press Releases

Response to work and pensions secretary speech on child poverty:

The Children's Society's response to Iain Duncan Smith's speech on child poverty.

Our response to the government’s announcement about childcare

29 Jan 2013

Many parents already facing significant cuts to the support they receive will find it even harder to access affordable, high quality childcare.

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

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