Latest Press Releases

Peckham man running London Marathon twice to support our work

'I am running as a "thank you" for the support ... when I was adopted and when tracing my birth mum 37 years later.'

More than a million poor children miss out on free school meals

19 Apr 2012

More than half of all school children living in poverty - 1.2 million - are missing out on free school meals.

Our response to the Missing Persons Bureau's latest report

17 Apr 2012

'More must be done to capture the true scale of the problem', says Lily Carter, Director of Campaigns

Recruitment agency donates Easter eggs to disadvantaged children

The Huntress Group recruitment agency donated a small mountain of more than 200 chocolate Easter eggs to young people.

UK asylum system forces thousands of children to live in severe poverty

Low levels of support leave around 10,000 children in severe poverty for long periods, our analysis shows.

Local business donates new van to our shop in Chorley

Wigan-based industrial services company Ainscough Vanguard donated over £16,000 for the purchase of a new van to our charity shops in the northwest.

Auction winners get 'star treatment' on London's West End

Winners of one of our Christmas auctions watched the musical Legally Blonde then met the show's star for drinks and conversation.

Our statement regarding today's Legal Aid vote

'Members of the House of Lords have shown their commitment to protecting the rights of up to 6,000 children.'

Our response to the Riots Communities and Victims Panel report

'It is of little surprise that this independent report has pointed to factors like lack of opportunities for young people as causes behind last summer’s riots.'

Budget response by The Children's Society

21 Mar 2012

This budget has fallen a long way short of putting vital pounds into the pockets of low-income families

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