Latest Press Releases

First UK study finds immigration detention seriously damages children’s physical and mental health

12 Oct 2009

Medical experts demand review of the policy of detaining children in immigration removal centres, citing evidence that detention harms children’s well-being

Dads wake up to a bedtime story at London rail station

16 Oct 2009

A magical childhood scene has been created in London to highlight the importance of parents, especially fathers, reading to their children.

Statement on appointment of new children's commissioner

19 Oct 2009

Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive of The Children's Society, comments on the appointment of Maggie Atkinson to the role of children's commissioner, and the decision by the Select Committee for Childr

Professionals ‘missing opportunities’ to help hidden children exploited for sex and forced labour

2 Nov 2009

Children and young people trafficked into the UK, or exploited after their arrival, are struggling to get help from authorities responsible for their welfare, according to new research from The Chi

New duty on UK Border Agency to safeguard children

2 Sep 2009

The Refugee Children’s Consortium, chaired by The Children's Society, has welcomed new legislation to protect children subject to immigration controls, including trafficked children and those seeki

Unemployment creates new child poverty crisis

3 Nov 2009

A staggering two million British children now have no parent in work and the number of children in families having to survive on benefits has jumped by 170,000 in just twelve months according to a

Refuges needed across Britain to protect runaways

26 Nov 2009

A network of emergency accommodation for young runaways should be created across the UK, a new report says today.

Children in immigration detention held in 'prisons'

29 Nov 2009

The Home Affairs Select Committee published a report on the detention of children in the immigration system on 29 November

Katie's story

2 Dec 2009

Katie is only 12-years-old but has already been living in care for nearly half of her life. She was put in care because she became a victim of abuse in her own home.

Make a commitment to children

9 Dec 2009

The Children's Society calls on all political parties to make a clear commitment to improving children’s lives in any new administration they form, in its

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