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Report: Decline in support leaves struggling families with few options

Our new report reveals that struggling families can face added difficulties because of reductions in emergency support

Concerning report on running away and child sexual exploitation

17 Jul 2013

We have commented on the publication of a report showing links between running away and child sexual exploitation

Response to government's announcement on increasing access to affordable childcare

Widening access to affordable childcare plays crucial role in reducing child poverty

Statement on benefit cap roll-out

Benefit cap - more children lose out than adults

Our response to the government's school food plan

12 Jul 2013

'It is crucial (the government) put plans in place to provide a free school meal for every child in poverty.'

Archbishop of Canterbury becomes our President

5 Jul 2013

'I am honoured to have been invited to be President of The Children’s Society'

Over 1600 young carers to enjoy a break at national festival

Young carers from across England are gathering this weekend at the Young Carers Festival, the biggest festival of its kind

Response to sentencing of Oxford grooming gang

27 Jun 2013

We have responding to the sentencing of seven men found guilty of sexual exploiting six girls in Oxford

Report: Spending cuts will lead to an additional 600k children in poverty

Children's commissioner's new report illustrates that vulnerable children and families are paying the price for austerity

Spending review: 'Children and families are set to pay the price'

The most disadvantaged children and families are hurt most by deep cuts to local government funding and new 'waiting period' for universal credit