Latest Press Releases

British parents join call to protect children from loan adverts

15 Sep 2014

Three-quarters of British parents want payday loan companies to be banned from broadcasting TV and radio adverts to children.

Abuse inquiry must hear children’s voices

5 Sep 2014

Our chief executive responds to the new chair for independent inquiry into child abuse.

'Keeping children safe is everyone’s business': Responding to the Transport Select Committee

5 Sep 2014

Anyone who comes into contact with children during their work needs to take responsibility for keeping them safe, says our head of policy

160,000 more children in poverty getting free school meals

2 Sep 2014

Introduction of free school meals for all infant school children is important first step to pave way for all children in poverty to get this key support.

English children less happy than those in developing countries

28 Aug 2014

England lags behind developing countries like Romania, Algeria, Brazil and South Africa when it comes to how happy and satisfied its children are, new The Children’s Society research out today (28

Children’s calls for help must be taken seriously

26 Aug 2014

In response to Rotherham Borough Council’s report on child abuse, Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society, said:

Government failure condemns 10,000 children seeking asylum to poverty

12 Aug 2014

The Children’s Society response to the Government’s ruling on financial support for families seeking asylum

Local statistics: Hundreds of thousands of children hit by family debt crisis

12 Aug 2014

New research from The Children’s Society and StepChange Debt Charity has revealed how many children are living in families trapped by debt in

Shockingly low-levels of UK asylum support pushing children into poverty

7 Aug 2014

Over 10,000 children seeking safety from war, violence and persecution with their families are being pushed into poverty by alarmingly low-levels of support,

Response: 'Essential' that police are properly resourced

We respond to a London Assembly report warning that police are being stretched by a rise in reports of child sexual abuse.

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