Latest Press Releases

Response to UK Government's decision to welcome more Syrian refugees

4 Sep 2015

Matthew Reed, Chief Executive of The Children’s Society's responds to the UK Government’s decision to welcome more Syrian refugees

Vulnerable children on their own in UK are being left in legal limbo

New report reveals the Government is failing to provide thousands of vulnerable children who come to the UK on their own with the long-term measures crucial to their well-being.

Recipe book will help hard-up care leavers

20 Aug 2015

Care leavers have cooked up a solution to the challenges they faced in finding the money to eat properly – with the help of Reggae Reggae Sauce founder Levi Roots.

Children in England among the unhappiest in the world with school

Children in England are unhappier with their school life than those in almost every country featured in a major new international survey by The Children’s Society, with more than half a million 10 and 12-year-olds having been physically bullied each month1, causing huge damage to their happiness, and with many more feeling left out.

Withdrawing tax credits from young working families could 'halve their income'

The Children's Society responds to reports that the Government is considering removing tax credits from young working families.

Children will be left hungry and homeless if support for refused asylum seekers is cut

Government plans to cut critical support for families denied asylum is a direct - and potentially devastating - assault on vulnerable children’s lives.

Cuts will push children fleeing violence even deeper into poverty

The Children’s Society responds to the Government’s decision to cut support for families seeking asylum.

Almost half all Birmingham children live in England’s poorest areas, commission report shows

The Children's Society's Chief Executive Matthew Reed is to lead a new inquiry to find practical ways to tackle child poverty.

Legal aid cuts deny thousands of vulnerable children justice

Cuts to legal aid leaving vulnerable children having to represent themselves

Children in poverty being left to carry budget’s burden

The Children's Society says 'today's budget has split the nation.'

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