Latest Press Releases

Our response to the Children’s Commissioner’s report ‘Landing in Dover’

17 Jan 2012

Our response to the Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s report ‘Landing in Dover’

Statement on Barnardo's 'Cutting them free' report on sexual exploitation

'These findings echo our experiences in projects and through our research.... We join Barnardo's in calling on LAs to commit to tackling this shocking crime.'

Our response in support for the Youth Justice Review on the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

16 Jan 2012

Statement in support to the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Youth Justice review on the minimum age of criminal responsibility.

Key to children's happiness revealed, charity calls for 'radical new approach' to childhood

Landmark report identifies keys to childhood happiness, finds 500,000 young people are unhappy, and makes case for rethinking what childhood means

Our response to The Children’s Commissioner’s latest report

11 Jan 2012

'The welfare reforms will have a dramatic impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of children' Enver Solomon

Statement in response to the Child Poverty Map

10 Jan 2012

'A bleak portrait is revealed in this latest research, with some areas having child poverty rates of as little as five percent' Enver Solomon

Young people blame poverty for the riots and call for more government support

19 Dec 2011

Young people across the UK believe that poverty is one of the key reasons behind the August riots, according to a new survey.

Our response to the prime minister's plan to support 'troubled families'

Our policy director calls for intensive, sustained support and questions how we will support families that fall in and out of crisis.

Our response to Alan Milburn’s speech on social mobility and child poverty

'[Milburn's] crucial focus on support for children in the earliest years of their lives sends a clear message', our policy director says.

Welfare reform set to cut £50 million in support for young carers

13 Dec 2011

Young carers and their families face losing £50 million a year under proposed welfare reforms, new analysis by The Children’s Society reveals