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Charities voice concerns that legal changes will harm children

In a joint letter, we are among six children's charities to voice concerns that young people will be denied access to justice in proposed changes to legal aid.

Response to government's concession for legal aid affecting children

1 Mar 2012

Statement from The Children's Society in response to government's concession for legal aid affecting children.

Report: Shocking destitution among asylum-seeking and migrant children

'I don't feel human' reveals alarming levels of destitution among refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children and young people.

The Children’s Society appoints new Chief Executive

14 Feb 2012

The Children’s Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Reed as its new Chief Executive

Statement in response to the welfare reform bill vote in the House of Commons

'The government has today made life more difficult for some of the poorest and most vulnerable children in the country.'

Lords reject proposed cuts to support for disabled children in Welfare Reform Bill

31 Jan 2012

Statement in response to the Government’s defeat in the House of Lords, regarding proposed cuts to support for disabled children in the Welfare Reform Bill

Lords reject proposed benefit cap in welfare reform bill: Our response

23 Jan 2012

'The Lords have stood up to the government and sent a clear message in support of children up and down the country.'

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.

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