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Fear is stopping huge numbers of 16 and 17 year olds from reporting sex crimes

4 Nov 2015

Our new report has found that an estimated 50,000 girls in England and Wales have been victims of child sexual exploitation crimes but only 4,900 cases have been recorded by the police.

Children forced to wait months for mental health treatment

A new report by The Children's Society finds that too many young people are struggling to access the support they need to overcome mental health problems.

House of Lords votes to protect children in working families from being forced deeper into poverty

The Children's Society responds to the House of Lords vote to delay changes to child tax credits.

National guidance needed to make sure safeguarding boards have resources, support to protect children

15 Oct 2015

Response to Association of Directors of Children's Services policy paper on Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Watchdog must seize chance to curb TV payday loan adverts

The Children’s Society welcomes regulator’s consideration of a ban on loan adverts during children’s programming amid concerns over impact on children.

National award given to 23 schools for supporting young carers

The Young Carers in School Award has now been given to 23 more schools in recognition of their support for young carers who face the challenge of juggling caring responsibilities alongside their education.

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester visits The Children’s Society in Manchester

The Duchess, who is our Royal President and has supported our vital work for more than 30 years, met young people who are receiving help from the children’s rights and Safe In The City missing from home services.

Working families face greater struggle as Government cuts vital support

Government’s cut to vital tax credits will only affect working families and will hit millions of children.

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