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Children scared of knock at door from council bailiffs, report reveals

26 Mar 2015

Councils must stop leaving children frightened and worried by sending aggressive and intimidating bailiffs to knock on the doors of family homes

Failure to protect children’s human rights is appalling

The Children's Society comments on a report by the Joint Committee of Human Rights which says the UK's commitment to children’s rights don’t go far enough. We are calling for better support for children in poverty and migrant children.

Thousands of homeless teenagers left to fend for themselves

National disgrace as councils turn vulnerable teenagers who need help away, leaving them no option but to live on the streets.

Budget 2015: The Chancellor talks about 'fixing the roof' but leaves millions of children out in the rain

The Chancellor talks about us all being ‘in it together’, but the reality is strikingly different for hundreds of thousands of struggling families.

Mental health cash boost welcome but better access is crucial

17 Mar 2015

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has announced changes and funding to support children's mental health. The Children's Society says these plans must be followed through after the election and more needs to be done.

The Children's Society responds to Ofsted's state of the nation report on children's social care

The Children's Society responds to Ofsted's state of the nation report on children's social care

Grooming scandal shows need for major changes

There needs to be a seismic shift in attitudes to make sure that all children, and particularly older teenagers, are seen and treated as children, not simply young adults

Child sexual exploitation: Tougher abuse measures welcome but denial culture must end

3 Mar 2015

Our response to the Prime Minister’s calls for tougher measures on child sexual exploitation

Parents fed up with rip-off school uniform policies

24 Feb 2015

Our new report reveals that parents have had enough of paying premium prices for school uniforms.

16 and 17-year-olds at greatest risk of abuse and neglect but are least protected

20 Feb 2015

New analysis shows 16 and 17 year olds are most at risk of abuse and neglect but they aren't protected by law.

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