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Victory for Fair and Square with huge free school meal boost

17 Sep 2013

The government has announced that 1.4 million more children will get free school meals

Children's homes transparency will help vulnerable children

13 Sep 2013

We have welcomed the government's publication of data on children's homes

Too many trafficked children left without support, report finds

Our joint report with Refugee Council reveals that many trafficked children are not being adequately protected by the agencies that are supposed to help

Call for stronger government lead on child sexual exploitation

10 Sep 2013

We have called on the government to set out how they will

Children's Society welcomes increased public support for benefits

10 Sep 2013

We have welcomed a fall in negative attitudes to benefit claimants

Campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation launched

9 Sep 2013

We have launched a campaign with the NWG Network to tackle child sexual exploitation in the hospitality industry

Swingeing cuts and barriers block families from using children’s centres

5 Sep 2013

Breaking Barriers looks into the multitude of barriers stopping disadvantaged families from using children's centres.

Response to National Audit Office warning on Universal Credit

Before further steps are taken it is critical proper testing is carried out on how new system will affect children and families.

Response to introduction of childcare support for low-income families

Welcome new childcare for low-income families will help move children out of poverty

Councils failing to carry out safety checks on runaway children

30 Aug 2013

Councils are putting children at risk by failing to carry out proper checks on runaway children once they return