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UK Failing To Meet Children's Mental Health and Well-Being Needs

24 Apr 2008

Survey related to our Good Childhood Inquiry reveals mounting concern about children’s mental health and well-being.

100 MPs recognise the importance of advocacy for looked-after children

22 Apr 2008

100 MPs recognise the importance of advocacy for looked-after children

22 April 2008

Unique hat-trick of gold medals for The Children's Society at Chelsea

25 May 2010

The Children's Society has won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the third year running.

Forcibly returning child asylum seekers to Afghanistan is deeply disturbing

9 Jun 2010

The news that the UK Border Agency intends to set up a ‘reintegration centre’ in Afghanistan so that it can start deporting unaccompanied child asylum seekers (

Destitution hits the headlines again

16 Jun 2010

The Children's Society welcomes the Red Cross's report into the destitution faced by failed asylum seekers.

The Children's Society welcomes Childhood and Families taskforce

18 Jun 2010

Nick Clegg has outlined plans to make the UK a better place for children, saying for too many childhood is a time of "stress, anxiety and insecurity".

The Children's Society response to the British Crime Survey

18 Jun 2010

The Children's Society believes that whilst research such as the British Crime Survey is cru

The Children's Society response to 2010 budget: The danger of creating the 'new poor'

22 Jun 2010

If families fighting to stay above the poverty line go shopping this week and find the money in their purse does not go as far as it did before, then this Budget will have failed to protect the poo

The Children's Society responds to Ken Clarke’s announcement around custodial reform

1 Jul 2010

For too long, society has ignored the fact that prison doesn’t work. The Children’s Society welcomes the announcement by the Government on its approach to criminal justice.

How safe are our children? Only 1 in 3 adults see slapping as high risk

8 Jul 2010

People are twice as worried about parents not knowing where their children are after 9pm at night than they are about the potentially damaging effects of slapping, new research from The Children’s