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Plan to fight child poverty in Birmingham launched by independent Commission

A new report from the Birmingham Child Poverty Commission, chaired by The Children's Society's Chief Executive Matthew Reed, provides recommendations aimed at reducing child poverty in the city.

'Truly dreadful' poverty rise must prompt Government action

28 Jun 2016

Our response to official figures showing 200,000 more children are now living in poverty.

The Children's Society comments on Ellie Butler case

21 Jun 2016

Sad and shocking abuse case of Ellie Butler raises many issues about child protection and the necessary steps that must be taken to prevent vulnerable children from experiencing harm.

Scrap 'dangerous' police recording system for missing children

26 May 2016

At least 10,000 children a year could be at ‘terrible risk’ because they receive no active police response when they go missing, according a parliamentary inquiry published today.

Children fleeing violence must get help they need

4 May 2016

Our response to the Government's announcement that it will bring child refugees from Europe to the UK

Children in care 'let down by overstretched mental health services'

28 Apr 2016

The Children's Society responds to the House of Commons Education Committee's report into the mental health of vulnerable young people.

Immigration Bill leave could leave vulnerable children facing homelessness

A new report from The Children's Society warns that vulnerable children could be left at risk if support for destitute migrant families is further restricted

Poor teenagers more likely to feel like a failure than wealthier classmates – new report

30 Mar 2016

Rise in child poverty could lead to increase in mental health problems, The Children’s Society warns.

'Cases like this illustrate how children are so vulnerable to grooming, manipulation and abuse'

24 Mar 2016

Our response to footballer Adam Johnson's sentencing

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