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UK parents too busy to cook with their children

16 Aug 2013

Our consumer survey looks at the amount of time parents spend cooking with their children in the kitchen.

Response: The Archbishop's bold plan to increase access to low-cost loans

'The Archbishop of Canterbury should be applauded for taking such a bold stance to tackle the scourge of high cost payday loan companies'

Concerning the prime minister's speech on internet safety

22 Jul 2013

We welcome the prime minister's proposals but more must be done

Teens unhappiest as well-being of country’s children in decline

21 Jul 2013

Based on more than 42,000 young people's opinions, our new report finds teenagers face particularly low well-being

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'